DOI: 10.14704/nq.2014.12.1.705

From the No-Signaling Theorem to Veiled Non-locality

Subhash Kak


According to the no-signaling theorem, the nonlocal collapse of the wavefunction of an entangled particle by the measurement on its twin particle at a remote location cannot be used to send useful information. Given that experiments on nonlocal correlations continue to have loopholes, we propose a stronger principle that the nonlocality of quantum mechanics itself is veiled. In practical terms, decoherence and noise compels us to view the wavefunction as representing knowledge of potential outcomes rather than the reality. Experimental evidence in favor of naked nonlocality would support the view of the wavefunction as an objective description of physical reality.


information; Bell inequality; quantum theory; entanglement; probability constraints

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This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation grant CNS-1117068.

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