I've just recently learned about Yves Clouder's hydrodynamics models that show quantum mechanics behaviour emerging from a vibrating fluid. As a "born-again student", this seems very exciting to me - especially in the sense that at the very least it offers a mental model that helps come to grips with the weirdness of quantum mechanics. AND, on a deeper level, what if this really is giving us a hint that there is a fundamental mechanism underlying quantum behaviour? How cool would that be?? :) Can someone point me in the direction of interesting work that is being spawned from this? I've done some basic googling and turned up John Bush's experiments at MIT and some papers by Brady and Anderson. Also, I'd be interested to hear if people are skeptical of the value of looking in this direction? Seems exciting to me but I still have a great deal to learn.