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On the (im)possibility of extending the GRW model to relativistic particles

Jones, Caitlin; Guaita, Tommaso; Bassi, Angelo;
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  • Published: 04 Jul 2019
Abstract
Spontaneous collapse models are proposed modifications to quantum mechanics which aim to solve the measurement problem. In this article we will consider models which attempt to extend a specific spontaneous collapse model, the Ghirardi-Rimini-Weber model (GRW), to be consistent with special relativity. We will present a condition that a relativistic GRW model must meet for three cases: for a single particle, for N distinguishable particles, and for indistinguishable particles. We will then show that this relativistic condition implies that one can have a relativistic GRW model for a single particles or for distinguishable non-interacting, non-entangled particles...
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arXiv: Physics::History of Physics
free text keywords: Quantum Physics
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Testing the Large-Scale Limit of Quantum Mechanics
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 766900
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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