The High-Energy Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Por • 13 sep, 2013 • Sección: Crítica

Stefano Forte

Abstract: We address the issue of the interpretation of quantum mechanics by asking why the issue never arises in the description of high-energy interactions. We argue that several tenets of quantum mechanics, specifically the collapse of the wave function, follow directly once one accepts the essential randomness of fundamental interaction events. We then show that scale separation of fundamental interactions ensures that decoherent measurement can be unambiguously separated from the random quantum events. Finally, we argue that the fundamental symmetries of space and time guarantee the existence of a unique preferred basis. We argue that this set of ideas might lead to an interpretation of quantum mechanics, or rather, show in which sense an «interpretation» is (or is not) necessary.

arXiv:1309.1996v1 [physics.hist-ph]

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