Archive of Author | Basil Hiley

Basil J. Hiley  is a British quantum physicist and Professor Emeritus of the University of London. He received the Majorana Prize “Best person in physics” in 2012.

Long-time co-worker of David Bohm, Hiley is known for his work with Bohm on implicate orders and for his work on algebraic descriptions of quantum physics in terms of underlying symplectic and orthogonal Clifford algebras.[1] Hiley co-authored the book The Undivided Universe with David Bohm, which is considered the main reference for Bohm’s interpretation of quantum theory.

The work of Bohm and Hiley has been characterized as primarily addressing the question “whether we can have an adequate conception of the reality of a quantum system, be this causal or be it stochastic or be it of any other nature” and meeting the scientific challenge of providing a mathematical description of quantum systems that matches the idea of an implicate order.

Articles with Basil Hiley


Quantum Theory, the Implicate Order and Consciousness

Basil Hiley is one of the most outstanding living quantum physicists. Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, he was David Bohm’s longtime collaborator and co-author of his final book, ‘The Undivided Universe’. In Bohm and Hiley’s work on implicate and explicate order, mind and matter are considered to be different aspects of the same process. In 2012 he was awarded the Majorana Medal for “best person in physics”. In this exclusive interview he discusses his ideas and work.