PIRSA:08090079

Relativistic Quantum State Evolution: Narratability and Relativity

APA

Myrvold, W. (2008). Relativistic Quantum State Evolution: Narratability and Relativity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/08090079

MLA

Myrvold, Wayne. Relativistic Quantum State Evolution: Narratability and Relativity. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 30, 2008, https://pirsa.org/08090079

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_08090079,
            doi = {10.48660/08090079},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/08090079},
            author = {Myrvold, Wayne},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {Relativistic Quantum State Evolution: Narratability and Relativity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2008},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:08090079 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Wayne Myrvold Western University

Abstract

In this talk I will discuss a feature of quantum state evolution in a relativistic spacetime, the feature that David Albert has recently dubbed \'non-narratability.\' This is: a complete state history given along one foliation does not always, by itself (that is, without specification of the dynamics of the system), determine the history along another foliation. The question arises: is this a deep distinction between quantum and classical state evolution, that deserves our fuller attention? I will discuss some results relevant to this question.