Quantum phenomena modelled by interactions between many classical worlds

  title={Quantum phenomena modelled by interactions between many classical worlds},
  author={Michael J. W. Hall and Dirk - Andr'e Deckert and Howard M. Wiseman},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Physical Society},
We investigate whether quantum theory can be understood as the continuum limit of a mechanical theory, in which there is a huge, but finite, number of classical "worlds," and quantum effects arise solely from a universal interaction between these worlds, without reference to any wave function. Here, a "world" means an entire universe with well-defined properties, determined by the classical configuration of its particles and fields. In our approach, each world evolves deterministically… Expand

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