On the Gravitization of Quantum Mechanics 1: Quantum State Reduction

  title={On the Gravitization of Quantum Mechanics 1: Quantum State Reduction},
  author={Roger Penrose},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • R. Penrose
  • Published 11 January 2014
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
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