The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Many Worlds or Many Words?

  title={The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Many Worlds or Many Words?},
  author={Max Tegmark},
  journal={Fortschritte der Physik},
  • Max Tegmark
  • Published 15 September 1997
  • Physics
  • Fortschritte der Physik
As cutting-edge experiments display ever more extreme forms of non-classical behavior, the prevailing view on the interpretation of quantum mechanics appears to be gradually changing. A (highly unscientific) poll taken at the 1997 UMBC quantum mechanics workshop gave the once all-dominant Copenhagen interpretation less than half of the votes. The Many Worlds interpretation (MWI) scored second, comfortably a head of the Consistent Histories and Bohm interpretations. It is argued that since all… 

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