# Emergent quantum mechanics as a thermal ensemble

@article{Crdoba2013EmergentQM, title={Emergent quantum mechanics as a thermal ensemble}, author={Pedro Fern{\'a}ndez de C{\'o}rdoba and Jos{\'e} Maria Isidro and Milton H. Perea}, journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics}, year={2013} }

It has been argued that gravity acts dissipatively on quantum-mechanical systems, inducing thermal fluctuations that become indistinguishable from quantum fluctuations. This has led some authors to demand that some form of time irreversibility be incorporated into the formalism of quantum mechanics. As a tool towards this goal we propose a thermodynamical approach to quantum mechanics, based on Onsager's classical theory of irreversible processes and on Prigogine's nonunitary transformation…

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