Light Quantum Induces The Measurement Paradox

  • Antonio Puccini Neurophysiologist of Health Ministry, Naples - Italy
Keywords: Light’s Quantum(LQ), Measurement(M), Quantum Mechanics(QM), Photon(P), Quantum Object(QO)


We learn from Quantum Mechanics that the observation of the microscopic world, the measurement (M) of a quantum object, i.e. a particle, inexorably modifies the physical system we wish to examine.

What happens is that with the M it takes place a reduction of the state vectors, that is the ‘wave function collapse’ of the measured particle.

Why does it happen? No one knows.

The enigma of the so-called Measurement Paradox, in our opinion, could be solved if we considered that the light quantum(LQ), as suggested by the Principle of Equivalence Mass-Energy, carries out a dynamic-mass equivalent to its energy. The LQ is indispensable to carry out a M. 

No M can be carried out without using the quantum of light.

Calculus show that a photon of the optic band hits an electron with a momentum bigger than the mass of the electron itself.

This may explain why the M induces the implosion of the quantum object observed, together with the collapse of its wave function, giving rise to the Measurement Paradox.


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How to Cite
Puccini, A. (2019). Light Quantum Induces The Measurement Paradox. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN PHYSICS, 15, 6039-6055.