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Physicists still confused over how to interpret Quantum Mechanics

quax (19371) writes | about a year and a half ago

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quax (19371) writes "Feynman famously quipped that "nobody understands" quantum mechanics. But after almost a century shouldn't there be at least some consensus on how to interpret this theory? Ever since the famous argument between Bohr and Einstein over the EPR paradox, conventional wisdom was that Bohr's Copenhagen Interpretation will carry the day, but when surveying 33 leading experts at a quantum foundation conference, less than half voted that way.

Is it time for yet another paradigm change?"

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We need a relativity of measurements (1)

descubes (35093) | about a year and a half ago | (#42996879)

Yes, I think physics is confused. My own interpretation is that what is missing is a good definition of what measurements are [] . See also the more technical formulation [] .

Re:We need a relativity of measurements (1)

quax (19371) | about a year and a half ago | (#43089569)

The TIM paper contains some very interesting ideas. A better a more rigorous approach to measurement theory seems to me to be the best approach for a more consistent QM interpretation.

Who's to say it IS understandable? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42997875)

Perhaps we simplify cannot comprehend the mind of God. We've done pretty well so far, but we may have finally dug deep enough into things that we've hit our limit.
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