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Remarks on Space-time and Locality in Everett's Interpretation

Bacciagaluppi, Guido (2001) Remarks on Space-time and Locality in Everett's Interpretation. [Preprint]


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Interpretations that follow Everett's idea that (at some level of description) the universal wave function contains a multiplicity of coexisting realities, usually claim to give a completely local account of quantum mechanics. That is, they claim to give an account that avoids both a non-local collapse of the wave function, and the action at a distance needed in hidden variable theories in order to reproduce the quantum mechanical violation of the Bell inequalities. In this paper, I sketch how these claims can be substantiated in two renderings of Everett's ideas, namely the many-minds interpretation of Albert and Loewer, and versions of many-worlds interpretations that rely on the concepts of the theory of decoherence.

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Item Type: Preprint
Bacciagaluppi, Guido
Keywords: quantum mechanics, Everett, many-minds, many-worlds, locality, branching space-time
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Guido Bacciagaluppi
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 504

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