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David Bohm's Pilot Wave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

David Bohm's Pilot Wave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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In this video I explain how Bohmian mechanics, also known as the Pilot Wave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics works, and what is good and bad about it. I also tell you a little about the history of the subject because I think it is helpful to understand the situation in which the subject is today.

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Photo of Einstein: F. Schmutzer/Wikipedia Commons

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Photo of Robert Oppenheimer: Ed Westcott, DOE DIgital ARchive, Wikipedia Commons

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0:00 Intro and Content Summary
0:20 History
0:52 The Copenhagen Interpretation
3:28 Bohmian Mechanics
5:55 The Good
7:28 The Bad
9:29 What does it mean?
11:07 Sponsor Message