Pandora's Cat: On the Common Structure of Bohmian Mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber Theory||On the Common Structure of Bohmian Mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber Theory: Dedicated to GianCarlo Ghirardi on the occasion of his 70th birthday
Bohmian mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber theory provide opposite resolutions of the quantum measurement problem: the former postulates additional variables (the particle positions) besides the wave function, whereas the latter implements spontaneous collapses of the wave function by a nonlinear and stochastic modification of Schrödinger's equation. Still, both theories, when understood appropriately, share the following structure: They are ultimately not about wave functions but about ‘matter’ moving in space, represented by either particle trajectories, fields on space-time, or a discrete set of space-time points. The role of the wave function then is to govern the motion of the matter.
Allori, Valia; Goldstein, Sheldon; Tumulka, Roderich; and Zanghì, Nino, "On the Common Structure of Bohmian Mechanics and the Ghirardi–Rimini–Weber Theory" (2008). Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications. 992.
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