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LTT: David Snoke
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Title: “A quantitative field theoretical for spontaneous collapse”
Abstract: Any model of spontaneous collapse of the wave function in quantum mechanics must involve alterations of the standard Schrödinger equation to allow non-unitary dynamics. In the past two years I have developed a model for a change to the quantum field theory for fermions to allow for nonlocal spontaneous collapse of quantum states. This model has the features that it conserves energy and particle number and works for many-body states of identical particles, unlike some previously proposed models for spontaneous collapse. It does have some odd implications for relativistic causality. I will describe this model in mostly non-mathematical terms, and compare it to other approaches to spontaneous collapse, as well as to the many-worlds and Copenhagen interpretations.
Ref.: D.W. Snoke, “A model of spontaneous collapse with energy conservation,” Foundations of Physics 51, 100 (2021).
This talk will also be available live streamed on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRp47ZMXD7NXO3a9Gyh2sg.
- February 17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
- Event Category:
- Lunch Time Talks 2022-2023
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