Bouncing droplets, pilot-waves, and quantum mechanics

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Abstract

Bouncing droplets on a fluid surface have recently been shown to provide a surprising analogy to quantum behaviour. Here we discuss the limitation of this analogy in the context of the double-slit experiment, which our colleagues and we have analysed in a recent paper [Phys. Rev. E 92, 013006 (2015)]. The present paper is based on the talk given by Tomas Bohr at the XX Congreso de la División de Dinámica de Fluidos, Sociedad Mexicana de Física, Centro Mesoamericana de Física Teórica, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, November 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Fluid Dynamics with Environmental Applications
Number of pages15
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2016
Pages335-349
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27964-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27965-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesEnvironmental Science and Engineering
ISSN1863-5520

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Bohr, T., Andersen, A. P., & Lautrup, B. (2016). Bouncing droplets, pilot-waves, and quantum mechanics. In Recent Advances in Fluid Dynamics with Environmental Applications (pp. 335-349). Springer. Environmental Science and Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27965-7_25