Continuous wave function collapse in quantum-electrodynamics?

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Abstract

Time-continuous wavefunction collapse mechanisms not restricted to markovian approximation have been found only a few years ago, and have left many issues open. The results apply formally to the standard relativistic quantum-electrodynamics. I present a generalized Schrödinger equation driven by a certain complex stochastic field. The equation reproduces the exact dynamics of the interacting fermions in QED. The state of the fermions appears to collapse continuously, due to their interaction with the photonic degrees of freedom. Even the formal study is instructive for the foundations of quantum mechanics and of field theory as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQUANTUM MECHANICS
Subtitle of host publicationAre There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics
Pages133-138
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventQUANTUM MECHANICS: Are There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics - Losinj, Croatia
Duration: Sep 7 2005Sep 9 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume844
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherQUANTUM MECHANICS: Are There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics
CountryCroatia
CityLosinj
Period9/7/059/9/05

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Keywords

  • Lorentz invariance
  • Quatum-electrodynamics
  • Stochastic Schrödinger equation
  • Wave function collapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Diósi, L. (2006). Continuous wave function collapse in quantum-electrodynamics? In QUANTUM MECHANICS: Are There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics (pp. 133-138). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 844). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2219358