QM vs De Broglie - Bohm, score 1/nil

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<A HREF="http://www.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0206196" target=new><FONT COLOR=turquoise size=+1>A first experimental test of de Broglie-Bohm theory against standard quantum mechanics</FONT></A>

De Broglie - Bohm (dBB) theory is a deterministic theory, built for reproducing almost all Quantum Mechanics (QM) predictions, where position plays the role of a hidden variable. It was recently shown that different coincidence patterns are predicted by QM and dBB when a double slit experiment is realised under specific conditions and, therefore, an experiment can test the two theories. In this letter we present the first realisation of such a double slit experiment by using correlated photons produced in type I Parametric Down Conversion. Our results confirm QM contradicting dBB predictions.



<A HREF="http://www.iisc.ernet.in/pramana/fm2001/QT8.pdf" target=new><FONT COLOR=blue size=+1> pdf version</FONT></A>



After reading a bit I was just wondering if the assymmetry of the 2 spots was on the left or the right hand side of the midline?

Would this mean that the super- Schrodinger equation would be way off in it's predictions?

Does this mean someone will have to make up some new interaction terms for oscillators?
 
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