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Domenic Denicola
Undergraduate Student

Trajectories of three relativistic electrons simulated based on a hidden-variable quantum field theory. In hidden-variable quantum theory, a particle has a well-defined position and momentum at all times. Here we can see the nonlocal nature of the multiparticle wavefunction guiding these electrons and governing their interactions with each other. The trajectories are quantum yet deterministic, chaotic yet predictable.

denicola@caltech.edu

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