Which Interpretation is Correct… Copenhagen, Many-Worlds, or Neither?

Have you ever dipped your whiskers in some of the history of quantum theories? Well worth the read from the source. Excerpts and salient points, below. Because Quantum is Coming. Qubit.

The Schizophrenic World Of Quantum Interpretations

Excerpts and salient points…

+  To the average person, most quantum theories sound strange, while others seem downright bizarre. There are many diverse theories that try to explain the intricacies of quantum systems and how our interactions affect them. And, not surprisingly, each approach is supported by its group of well-qualified and well-respected scientists. Here, we’ll take a look at the two most popular quantum interpretations.

Does it seem reasonable that you can alter a quantum system just by looking at it? What about creating multiple universes by merely making a decision? Or what if your mind split because you measured a quantum system?

+  Classical physics describes how large objects behave and how they interact with the physical world. On the other hand, quantum theory is all about the extraordinary and inexplicable interaction of small particles on the invisible scale of such things as atoms, electrons, and photons.

+  Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist, first introduced the quantum theory in 1900. It was an innovation that won him the Nobel Prize in physics in 1918. Between 1925 and 1930, several scientists worked to clarify and understand quantum theory. Among the scientists were Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger, both of whom mathematically expanded quantum mechanics to accommodate experimental findings that couldn’t be explained by standard physics.

+  Heisenberg, along with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, created a formulation of quantum mechanics called matrix mechanics. This concept interpreted the physical properties of particles as matrices that evolved in time. A few months later, Erwin Schrödinger created his famous wave mechanics.

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Source:  Forbes.  Paul Smith-Goodson,  The Schizophrenic World Of Quantum Interpretations…

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