Deterministic collapse mechanism

Rolling the dice for quantum mechanics

Using a deterministic mechanism that defines the sub-physical interactions for quanta, our physicality is minimally sufficient, and has wide emergent coverage. Systems are self-generating and the mechanism is constitution-invariant.

The best bits

  • Self-quantization: enables continuous waves to localise into unique fermion events;
  • Gravitation, in the same mechanism as charge-based interactions (not a unified field);
  • A common quantum-chaotic picture for the coherence of black holes and particles;
  • A deterministic and solvable representation of vacuum, including quantum fluctuations, gravitation, charge, and other flux effects;
  • Asymptote-free, and not an 'effective theory';
  • A possible explanation for a matter/anti-matter imbalance during fermiogenesis.

Simple Foundation Rules

Our deterministic mechanism for physicality has simple rules, from which other detail emerges:

  1. Waves are bound in pairs as oscillators (bosons);
  2. Quanta propagate radially, with equivalence of phase, distance, and time, dφ=ds=dt , implying only light-speed propagation.
  3. Waves are excluded from interactions when they have the same phase and source;
  4. A boson's mass-energy is a function of its phases, ρ = b e i φ B φ A
  5. Other sources' waves are phase-modulated by ρ;
  6. Bosons collapse into a fermion where waves from two different bosons have value b at a unique point.

Latest Paper

Minimal Deterministic Physicality Applied to Cosmology (2014)

Describes the emergent effects of a proposed deterministic mechanism for fermion interactions: (1) the coherence of black holes and particles using a quantum chaotic model; (2) wide-scale (anti)matter prevalence from exclusion and weak interaction during the fermion reconstitution process; and (3) red-shift due to variations of vacuum energy density. We provide a context for Standard Model fields, and show how gravitation can be accountably unified in the same mechanism, but not as a unified field.


  • J.S. Valentine, Minimal Deterministic Physicality Applied to Cosmology, Unified Field Mechanics: pp. 477-492, World Scientific, DOI: 10.1142/9789814719063_0048 (2014), http://johnvalentine.co.uk/ph. [15]
  • J.S. Valentine, Deterministic Impulsive Vacuum Foundations for Quantum-Mechanical Wavefunctions, BCS Cybernetics Group / Vigier VIII, WSPC [catalogue entry available] (2012), http://johnvalentine.co.uk/po8/Valentine,JS-2012.pdf. [14]
  • J.S. Valentine, An Absolute Phase Space for the Physicality of Matter, Vigier VII, AIP Conf. Proc. 1316, 349 (2010), DOI:10.1063/1.3536446 (2010). [12]
  • J.S. Valentine, Algebra of a Three-fold Symmetry for Fundamental Physics, Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory XI, British Society for Philosophy of Science, London (2008), http://www.physicsfoundations.org/PIRT_XI/texts.html. [11]
  • J.S. Valentine, Gravitation in Symmetrical Context of Space-Time, Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory X, British Society for Philosophy of Science, London (2006). [7]
  • J.S. Valentine, A Development of “The Fundamental Parameters of Physics”, ANPA 20, Cambridge (1998). [4]

Deterministic Simulation

Most of our work to date has produced emergent qualitative results, but science demands quantitative proof, so our current research focus is the development of deterministic simulation software to generate reconcilable statistics.

Opinion: What physics needs next

Use the philosophical rigour of epistemology, to look at the results of the Standard Model, to understand where ontology has been created to compensate for foundations that need work.