Is a system's wave function in one-to-one correspondence with its elements of reality?

@article{Colbeck2012IsAS,
  title={Is a system's wave function in one-to-one correspondence with its elements of reality?},
  author={R. Colbeck and R. Renner},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 15},
  pages={
          150402
        }
}
Although quantum mechanics is one of our most successful physical theories, there has been a long-standing debate about the interpretation of the wave function--the central object of the theory. Two prominent views are that (i) it corresponds to an element of reality, i.e., an objective attribute that exists before measurement, and (ii) it is a subjective state of knowledge about some underlying reality. A recent result [M. F. Pusey, J. Barrett, and T. Rudolph, arXiv:1111.3328] has placed the… Expand

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