Killer collapse: empirically probing the philosophically unsatisfactory region of GRW

@article{Sebens2015KillerCE,
  title={Killer collapse: empirically probing the philosophically unsatisfactory region of GRW},
  author={Charles T. Sebens},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2015},
  volume={192},
  pages={2599-2615}
}
  • C. Sebens
  • Published 21 February 2015
  • Biology
  • Synthese
GRW theory offers precise laws for the collapse of the wave function. These collapses are characterized by two new constants, $$\lambda $$λ and $$\sigma $$σ. Recent work has put experimental upper bounds on the collapse rate, $$\lambda $$λ. Lower bounds on $$\lambda $$λ have been more controversial since GRW begins to take on a many-worlds character for small values of $$\lambda $$λ. Here I examine GRW in this odd region of parameter space where collapse events act as natural disasters that… 
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