## foundations of relational realism

Principal Investigator: Michael Epperson. Co-Investigators: Elias Zafiris, Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Athens; Stuart Kauffman, Research Professor, Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont; Timothy Eastman, NASA-Goddard; Phillip Stamp, Professor of Physics, University of British Columbia; Karim Bschir, ETH Zurich. Consultants: David Finkelstein, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology; Roland Omnès, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique Université de Paris XI, (Unité Mixte de Recherche, CNRS). Supported by a grant from the Fetzer-Franklin Fund (Grant D21C62)

This project presents an intuitive, event-ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics formalized via the mathematics of category theory and algebraic topology.

DescriptionExperimentApplications

ARTICLES

Zafiris, E. "The Equiareal Archimedean Synchronization Method of the Quantum Symplectic
Phase Space: I. Spinorial Amplitudes, Transition Probability, and Areal Measure of Time" and "II.
Circle-Valued Moment Map, Integrality, and Symplectic Abelian Shadows." *Foundations of Physics*
52, 44 (2022)

Epperson, M. “Relational Realism and the Ontogenetic Universe: Subject, Object, and
Ontological Process in Quantum Mechanics.” *Angelaki* 25:3 (2020)

R. Kastner, S. Kauffman, M. Epperson, "Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously"
*International Journal of Quantum Foundations*, 4:2 (2018) 158-172 (See also Tom Siegfried's review
article on this paper in Science News)

M. Epperson, “Event-Ontological Quantum Mechanics: A Process Theoretic Approach” in
*Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality and Modern Science*. Eds. Timothy Eastman,
Michael Epperson, and David Ray Griffin. Berlin: De Gruyter (2016)

E. Zafiris, "The Global Symmetry Group of Quantum Spectral Beams and Geometric Phase
Factors," *Advances in Mathematical Physics* (2015)

Epperson, M. “The Common Sense of Quantum Theory: Exploring the Internal Relational
Structure of Self-Organization in Nature,” *Coding as Literacy, Metalithicum 5*. Ed. Vera Bühlmann
and Ludger Hovestadt. Birkhäuser (2015)

E. Zafiris, V. Karakostas, “A Categorial Semantic Representation of Quantum Event
Structures,” *Foundations of Physics* 43 (2013)

K. Bschir, M. Epperson, E. Zafiris, “Decoherence: A View from Topology,” Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences, California State University Sacramento (2014)

M. Epperson, “Quantum Mechanics and Relational Realism: Logical Causality and Wavefunction
Collapse,” *Process Studies*, 38:2 (2009)

E. Zafiris, A. Mallios, “The Homological Kähler-De Rham Differential Mechanism, Part I:
Application in General Theory of Relativity,” *Advances in Mathematical Physics* (2011)

E. Zafiris, A. Mallios, “The Homological Kähler-de Rham Differential Mechanism, Part II.
Sheaf-Theoretic Localization of Quantum Dynamics,” *Advances in Mathematical Physics* (2011)

P. Stamp, S. Takahashi, et al. “Decoherence in crystals of quantum molecular magnets.”
*Nature* 476.7358 (2011): 76-79

E. Zafiris, "Boolean information sieves: a local-to-global approach to quantum information,"
*International Journal of General Systems* 39, No. 8 (2010): 873–895

M. Epperson, "Relational Realism: The Evolution of Ontology to Praxiology in the Philosophy
of Nature." *World Futures*, 65:1, Routledge (2009): 19-41

M. Epperson, “The Mechanics of Concrescence: Quantum Theory and Process Metaphysics,”
*Studia Whiteheadiana*, Vol 4 (2010): 159-190

## previous projects:

Principal Investigator: Michael Epperson. Co-Investigators: David Finkelstein, Professor, Department of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology; Henry P. Stapp, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Timothy Eastman, NASA-Goddard. Click here for Project Description. Supported by a grant from the Fetzer-Franklin Fund (Grant D11C36).