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Testing Quantum State Reduction via Cosmogenic Neutrinos

Christian, Joy (2005) Testing Quantum State Reduction via Cosmogenic Neutrinos. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    It is pointed out that the Diosi-Penrose ansatz for gravity-induced quantum state reduction can be tested by observing oscillations in the flavor ratios of neutrinos originated at cosmological distances. Since such a test would be almost free of environmental decoherence, testing the ansatz by means of a next generation neutrino detector such as IceCube would be much cleaner than by experiments proposed so far involving superpositions of macroscopic systems. The proposed microscopic test would also examine the universality of superposition principle at unprecedented cosmological scales.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: 4 pages
    Keywords: Wavefunction Collapse; Quantum State Reduction; Superposition Principle
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Joy Christian
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2244
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2244

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