logo CRAS
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique
Bouncing drops, memory
Wave-particle duality: tribute to the memory of Yves Couder
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 348 (2020) no. 6-7, pp. 537-544.

Part of the special issue: Tribute to an exemplary man: Yves Couder

The story of wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics has been told a thousand times. This modest contribution is to get back to a few points, including memories of a discussion we had on a possible experimental evidence of quantum effects at macroscopic scale, but in a way totally unrelated to the experiments he and his group made quite later to exhibit a model of wave-particle duality. The more general question of interpreting/understanding quantum mechanics will be also scrutinized once more.

Published online:
DOI: 10.5802/crmeca.36
Keywords: Yves Couder, Quantum mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Capillarity
Yves Pomeau 1

1 Ladhyx, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
License: CC-BY 4.0
Copyrights: The authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights
     author = {Yves Pomeau},
     title = {Wave-particle duality: tribute to the memory of {Yves} {Couder}},
     journal = {Comptes Rendus. M\'ecanique},
     pages = {537--544},
     publisher = {Acad\'emie des sciences, Paris},
     volume = {348},
     number = {6-7},
     year = {2020},
     doi = {10.5802/crmeca.36},
     language = {en},
AU  - Yves Pomeau
TI  - Wave-particle duality: tribute to the memory of Yves Couder
JO  - Comptes Rendus. Mécanique
PY  - 2020
SP  - 537
EP  - 544
VL  - 348
IS  - 6-7
PB  - Académie des sciences, Paris
UR  - https://doi.org/10.5802/crmeca.36
DO  - 10.5802/crmeca.36
LA  - en
ID  - CRMECA_2020__348_6-7_537_0
ER  - 
%0 Journal Article
%A Yves Pomeau
%T Wave-particle duality: tribute to the memory of Yves Couder
%J Comptes Rendus. Mécanique
%D 2020
%P 537-544
%V 348
%N 6-7
%I Académie des sciences, Paris
%U https://doi.org/10.5802/crmeca.36
%R 10.5802/crmeca.36
%G en
%F CRMECA_2020__348_6-7_537_0
Yves Pomeau. Wave-particle duality: tribute to the memory of Yves Couder. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 348 (2020) no. 6-7, pp. 537-544. doi : 10.5802/crmeca.36. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.5802/crmeca.36/

[1] P. A. M. Dirac The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation, Proc. R. Soc. A, Volume 114 (1927), p. 243 | Zbl

[2] H. Everett Relative state formulation of quantum mechanics, Rev. Mod. Phys., Volume 29 (1957), pp. 454-462 | DOI | MR

[3] Y. Pomeau; M. B. Tran Statistical Physics of Non Equilibrium Quantum Phenomena, Lecture Notes in Physics, 967, Springer Verlag, 2019 (with a foreword by L. Reichl) | DOI | MR | Zbl

[4] H. J. Dehmelt Mono-ion oscillator as potential ultimate laser frequency standard, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., Volume 31 (1982), p. 83 | DOI

[5] H. J. Dehmelt Laser fluorescence spectroscopy on Ti + mono-ion oscillator II, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., Volume 20 (1975), p. 60

[6] Y. Pomeau; J. Piasecki The Langevin equation, C. R. Phys., Volume 18 (2018), pp. 570-582 | DOI

[7] W. M. Hicks Researches in vortex motion. Part III. On spiral or gyrostatic vortex aggregates, Proc. R. Soc. Lond., Volume 62 (1898), pp. 379-387 | Zbl

[8] J. Leray Essai sur le mouvement d’un fluide visqueux emplissant l’espace, Acta Math., Volume 63 (1934), pp. 193-248 | DOI

[9] Y. Pomeau; M. Le Berre; T. Lehner A case of strong nonlinearity, intermittency in highly turbulent flows, C. R. Mec., Volume 347 (2019), p. 342 (Special issue dedicated to Pierre Coullet; arXiv:1806.04893v2) | DOI

[10] G. I. Taylor Impression of a photographic plate by feeble light, Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc., Volume 15 (1909), pp. 114-115

[11] Y. Couder; E. Fort Single particle diffraction and interference at a macroscopic scale, Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 97 (2006) (154101) | DOI

[12] Y. Couder; E. Fort Probabilities and trajectories in a classical wave-particle duality, J. Phys. Conf. Ser., Volume 361 (2012) (012001) | DOI

[13] W. Heisenberg Uber Stabilitat und Turbulenz von Flussigkeitsstrommen (Dissettation.), Ann. Phys., Volume 74 (1924), pp. 577-627 | DOI

[14] L. D. Landau The theory of superfluidity of Helium 4, J. Phys. USSR, Volume 5 (1941), p. 71 Sov. Phys. JETP 11 (1941), p. 592

[15] L. Onsager Statistical hydrodynamics, Nuovo Cimento Suppl., Volume 6 (1949), p. 249 | DOI | MR

[16] L. Pismen; Y. Pomeau; S. Rica Core structure and oscillations of spinor vortices, Physica D, Volume 117 (1998), pp. 167-180 | DOI | MR | Zbl

Cited by Sources:

Articles of potential interest

Terra Bulla, the influence of Yves Couder on the emerging domain of arts and physics sciences

Jean-Marc Chomaz

C. R. Méca (2020)

The Kelvin–Helmholtz instability, a useful model for wind-wave generation?

Marc Rabaud; Frédéric Moisy

C. R. Méca (2020)

Vortex filaments and quantum turbulence

Marc Brachet

C. R. Méca (2020)