@article{Boyd_2022, title={The Max Born Symmetry Topples the Many-Worlds Theory}, volume={20}, url={https://rajpub.com/index.php/jap/article/view/9114}, DOI={10.24297/jap.v20i.9114}, abstractNote={<p>All “interpretations” of Quantum Mechanics (QM) are predicated on the assumption that quantum mathematics is correct. We disagree. The Born rule implies that nature may have a hidden symmetry: |+<em>ψ</em>|<sup>2</sup> = |–<em>ψ</em>|<sup>2</sup> = probability. If nature uses –<em>ψ</em> then physicists would not recognize that their math is 100% wrong. This hypothesis could explain the mystery that quantum math appears to be the most accurate and productive mathematics humans ever possessed, the source of our high-tech economy, yet scientists cannot agree on what the quantum world is like: does it exist, are there infinitely many worlds, etc. If we change our wave-function from +<em>ψ</em> to –<em>ψ</em>, that will mean that quantum particles follow zero-energy “Elementary Waves” backwards. This symmetry does not conform to Noether’s Theorem because it does not involve physical space, rather an error in the human imagination. Wave-function collapse no longer occurs when a quantum particle is observed. It occurs when a free particle is emitted: when the particle selects which in-coming Elementary Wave to follow backwards. This undermines the foundations of the many-worlds theory. A superposition of states collapses as a particle is emitted, becoming only one state, located in only one world, not many.</p>
<p>Type (Method/Approach): No one previously recognized the Born rule could hide a “Born Symmetry”: |+<em>ψ</em>|<sup>2</sup> ≡ |–<em>ψ</em>|<sup>2</sup>. If so, it would be so immense, pervasive, insidious, and invisible that it could explain all quantum “weirdness” even though quantum math is the most accurate and productive science ever.</p>}, journal={JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN PHYSICS}, author={Boyd, Jeffrey H.}, year={2022}, month={May}, pages={143–168} }