PIRSA:09090091

Topics in dynamical wave function collapse

APA

Pearle, P. (2009). Topics in dynamical wave function collapse. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09090091

MLA

Pearle, Philip. Topics in dynamical wave function collapse. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 29, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09090091

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_09090091,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09090091},
            author = {Pearle, Philip},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {Topics in dynamical wave function collapse},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:09090091 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

It will be shown how the CSL (continuous spontaneous localization) dynamical collapse equations work. A mathematically equivalent, non-collapse, Hamiltonian formulation will be described, with interpretative differences between it and CSL briefly discussed. A random field engenders collapse in CSL, and particle energies increase due to collapse. Energy of the random field will be treated, such that energy of particles plus field is conserved. A conserved energy-momentum-stress density tensor for the random field will be presented, enabling gravitational applications. Finally, a possible role for collapse in the beginning of the universe is modeled.