Surrealistic Bohm Trajectories Academic Article uri icon


  • A study of interferometers with one-bit which-way detectors demonstrates that the trajectories, which David Bohm invented in his attempt at a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics, are in fact surrealistic, because they may be macroscopically at variance with the observed track of the particle. We consider a two-slit interferometer and an incomplete Stern-Gerlach interferometer, and propose an experimentum crucis based on the latter. © 1992, Walter de Gruyter. All rights reserved.

altmetric score

  • 26.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Englert, B., Scully, M. O., Süssmann, G., & Walther, H.

citation count

  • 53

publication date

  • December 1992