Foundational Studies

"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics," Richard Feynman.

Light goes through a two-slit barrier behaving entirely as a wave, and then strikes a phototube where it behaves entirely as a particle. Quantum mechanics is a workaround that permits calculations without understanding that essential wave-particle mystery.

Quantum field theory is a set of mathematically elaborate procedures loosely based on Hilbert-space complementarity and the group theory of symmetries. It is crystallography without the crystal.

Sometime, in the far future, a replacement for quantum mechanics will emerge. But for the present we must be content to dig away at its foundations, hoping to plant a seed that will sprout in the mind of some future Einstein.

My recent articles are small probes into the foundations of Maxwellian electrodynamics and its quantization.