Superdeterminism – The Forgotten Solution


Hossenfelder, S. (2024). Superdeterminism – The Forgotten Solution. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/24040080


Hossenfelder, Sabine. Superdeterminism – The Forgotten Solution. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 09, 2024, https://pirsa.org/24040080


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:24040080,
            doi = {10.48660/24040080},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/24040080},
            author = {Hossenfelder, Sabine},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {Superdeterminism {\textendash} The Forgotten Solution},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2024},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:24040080 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Sabine Hossenfelder Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)


What is a measurement? This, it turns out, is the most difficult question in physics today. In this talk, I will explain why the measurement problem is important and why all attempts to solve it so far have failed. I will then discuss the obvious solution to the problem that was, unfortunately, discarded half a century ago without ever being seriously considered: Superdeterminism. After addressing some common objections to this idea, I will summarize the existing approaches to develop a theory for it.


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