# Solving the Measurement Problem: De Broglie--Bohm Loses Out to Everett

@article{RBrown2005SolvingTM, title={Solving the Measurement Problem: De Broglie--Bohm Loses Out to Everett}, author={Harvey R. Brown and D. Wallace}, journal={Foundations of Physics}, year={2005}, volume={35}, pages={517-540} }

Abstract The quantum theory of de Broglie and Bohm solves the measurement problem, but the hypothetical corpuscles play no role in the argument. The solution finds a more natural home in the Everett interpretation.

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