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Gravitational decoherence and gravitational-wave function collapse
Author(s): Angelo Bassi
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Paper Abstract

Gravitational decoherence and gravitational wave function collapse are presented as two related but conceptually distinct ideas. Gravitational decoherence measures the effect of gravitational perturbations on the evolution of quantum systems, in particular their progressive lack of coherence. Gravitational wave function collapse starts with the assumption that the Schr¨odinger equation is not entirely right, and must be supplemented with extra terms, which cause the (random) collapse of the wave function; the collapse is then linked to gravity. Some of the most popular models are reviewed, with an emphasis on their conceptual status, stage of development, and open questions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10934, Optical, Opto-Atomic, and Entanglement-Enhanced Precision Metrology, 109341B (1 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2515594
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Angelo Bassi, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10934:
Optical, Opto-Atomic, and Entanglement-Enhanced Precision Metrology
Selim M. Shahriar; Jacob Scheuer, Editor(s)

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