The two-time interpretation and macroscopic time-reversibility

Yakir Aharonov, Eliahu Cohen, Tomer Landsberger

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Abstract

The two-state vector formalism motivates a time-symmetric interpretation of quantum mechanics that entails a resolution of the measurement problem. We revisit a post-selection-assisted collapse model previously suggested by us, claiming that unlike the thermodynamic arrow of time, it can lead to reversible dynamics at the macroscopic level. In addition, the proposed scheme enables us to characterize the classical-quantum boundary. We discuss the limitations of this approach and its broad implications for other areas of physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111
JournalEntropy
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Arrow of time
  • Collapse
  • Post-selection
  • The measurement problem

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