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1 March 2019 Gravitational decoherence and gravitational-wave function collapse
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Gravitational decoherence and gravitational wave function collapse are presented as two related but conceptually distinct ideas. Gravitational decoherence measures the effect of gravitational perturbations on the evolution of quantum systems, in particular their progressive lack of coherence. Gravitational wave function collapse starts with the assumption that the Schr¨odinger equation is not entirely right, and must be supplemented with extra terms, which cause the (random) collapse of the wave function; the collapse is then linked to gravity. Some of the most popular models are reviewed, with an emphasis on their conceptual status, stage of development, and open questions.
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Angelo Bassi "Gravitational decoherence and gravitational-wave function collapse", Proc. SPIE 10934, Optical, Opto-Atomic, and Entanglement-Enhanced Precision Metrology, 109341B (1 March 2019);


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