ARE QUANTUM STATES REAL

@article{Hardy2012AREQS,
  title={ARE QUANTUM STATES REAL},
  author={Lucien Hardy},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics B},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1345012}
}
  • L. Hardy
  • Published 7 May 2012
  • Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • International Journal of Modern Physics B
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