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The GRW flash theory: a relativistic quantum ontology of matter in space-time?

Esfeld, Michael and Gisin, Nicolas (2013) The GRW flash theory: a relativistic quantum ontology of matter in space-time? [Preprint]

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Abstract

John Bell proposed an ontology for the GRW modification of quantum mechanics in terms of flashes occurring at space-time points. The paper spells out the motivation for this ontology, enquires into the status of the wave-function in it, critically examines the claim of its being Lorentz-invariant and considers whether it is a parsimonious, but nevertheless physically adequate ontology.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Esfeld, MichaelMichael-Andreas.Esfeld@unil.ch
Gisin, NicolasNicolas.Gisin@unige.ch
Keywords: Bell’s theorem, Bohmian mechanics, collapse of the wave-function, dispositionalism, GRW flash, GRW mass density, Humeanism, Lorentz-invariance, primitive ontology, propensities, relativistic collapse theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2013 13:09
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2013 13:09
Item ID: 10058
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 7 October 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10058

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