Decoherence, Time-Asymmetry and the Bohmian View on the Quantum World (ARC Discovery Project administered by the University of Sydney) (2008–2013)

Abstract:
The project will close a major gap in current understanding of quantum decoherence, a process of fundamental importance in accounting for the nature of the quantum world and in determining practical limitations on quantum technology. Drawing on recent progress in the understanding of time-asymmetry elsewhere in philosophy and physics, the project will solve the riddle of the time-asymmetry of decoherence. The results will clarify the interpretation of quantum theory, the nature of the difference between past and future, and the theoretical and practical implications of decoherence itself.
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University of Sydney
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University of Sydney