Is the Quantum State Real? An Extended Review of -ontology Theorems

@inproceedings{Leifer2014IsTQ,
  title={Is the Quantum State Real? An Extended Review of -ontology Theorems},
  author={Matthew Leifer},
  year={2014}
}
  • M. Leifer
  • Published 4 September 2014
  • Philosophy
Towards the end of 2011, Pusey, Barrett and Rudolph derived a theorem that aimed to show that the quantum state must be ontic (a state of reality) in a broad class of realist approaches to quantum theory. This result attracted a lot of attention and controversy. The aim of this review article is to review the background to the Pusey–Barrett–Rudolph Theorem, to provide a clear presentation of the theorem itself, and to review related work that has appeared since the publication of the Pusey… 

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