# Rovelli’s World

@article{Fraassen2010RovellisW, title={Rovelli’s World}, author={Bas C. van Fraassen}, journal={Foundations of Physics}, year={2010}, volume={40}, pages={390-417} }

Carlo Rovelli’s inspiring “Relational Quantum Mechanics” serves several aims at once: it provides a new vision of what the world of quantum mechanics is like, and it offers a program to derive the theory’s formalism from a set of simple postulates pertaining to information processing. I propose here to concentrate entirely on the former, to explore the world of quantum mechanics as Rovelli depicts it. It is a fascinating world in part because of Rovelli’s reliance on the information-theory… Expand

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