We make a first attempt to axiomatically formulate the Montevideo interpretation of quantum mechanics. In this interpretation environmental decoherence is supplemented with loss of coherence due to the use of realistic clocks to measure time to solve the measurement problem. The resulting formulation is framed entirely in terms of quantum objects without having to invoke the existence of measurable classical quantities like the time in ordinary quantum mechanics. The formulation eliminates any privileged role to the measurement process giving an objective definition of when an event occurs in a system.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics|
|Early online date||20 Nov 2011|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2011|
Bibliographical note21 pages, RevTex, final version to appear in Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
- Measurement problem
- Interpretation of quantum mechanics