# Hrvoje Nikolić

From Division of Theoretical Physics

## Contents

# Affiliation, contact and trivia

- Works at Division of theoretical physics of Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.
- E-mail: hnikolic@irb.hr
- Born 11. Feb. 1970. in Zagreb, Croatia.
- PhD in theoretical physics (2001).
- Selected photos: Media:Me1.jpg, Media:Me2.jpg, Media:Me3.jpg, Media:Me4.jpg, Media:We1.jpg, Media:We2.jpg
- Distinguished relatives: Danko Nikolić (brother)

# Interests

## Professional scientific interests

Foundations of physics, including:

- Foundations of quantum physics
- the measurement problem
- Bohmian mechanics
- time in quantum physics
- quantum interpretations as thinking tools
- particles, fields and strings

- Relativity
- special relativity in non-inertial frames
- general relativity and gravity

- Black hole information paradox
- Foundations of statistical physics
- probability in classical and quantum physics
- the time arrow

- Emergent and effective theories
- analog gravity
- emergent field theories
- emergent relativity
- quasiparticles
- Wilson renormalization

## Amateur interests

- Foundations of mathematics (logic, set theory, philosophy of mathematics)
- Philosophy (philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, free will, logic and reasoning, paradoxes)
- Psychology (personality psychology, irrationality, emotional intelligence, criminalistic psychology)

# Publications

## Physics papers

- The inSPIRE list of all physics papers with citations
- Google Scholar
- CROSBI Hrvatska znanstvena bibliografija

## Philosophical papers

- On the hard problem of consciousness: Why is physics not enough?
- Block time: Why many physicists still don't accept it?

## Selected presentations

- Quantum Foundations V: Relativistic QFT from a Bohmian perspective: A proof of concept Media:QFound5.pdf
- Quantum Foundations IV: Quantum theory of measurement and Bohmian mechanics Media:QFound4.pdf
- Quantum Foundations III: Decoherence Media:QFound3.pdf
- Quantum Foundations II: Three no-go theorems Media:QFound2.pdf
- Quantum Foundations I: What is it all about & (why) should mathematical physicists care? Media:QFound1.pdf
- Kvantni trikovi: Kako izgleda mikrosvijet dok ga ne opažamo? Media:Kv_trik.pdf
- Bohmian mechanics for instrumentalists Media:IBM.pdf
- The origin of Casimir effect: Vacuum energy or van der Waals force? Media:Casimir.pdf
- Quasiparticles, Casimir effect and all that: Conceptual insights Media:Quasiparticles.pdf
- Interpretation miniatures Media:Miniatures.pdf
- How to reconcile non-local reality and local non-reality Media:Solipsistic.pdf
- Quantum state: Reality or mere probability? (How PBR theorem elevated this question to a higher level) Media:PBR.pdf

## Charts and tables

- Find your ideal quantum interpretation Media:Ideal_interp.pdf
- Physics-mathematics dictionary Media:MPD.pdf
- What do they mean by logic Media:Logic.jpg

# Media and social networks

## Youtube videos (in Croatian)

- Kvantne zavrzlame
- Kvantni trikovi: Kako izgleda mikrosvijet dok ga ne opažamo?
- Čudesna kvantna fizika
- Tkivo svemira

## Newspapers (in Croatian)

- Jutarnji List 8.1.2019 Media:8-1-2019.pdf