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Watching a wavefunction gradually collapse

  1. Sep 12, 2007 #1


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    some very beautiful experimental work, observing the progressive collapse of a a wavefunction.

    beautiful illustrations too

    I didn't see this discussed here so decided to start a thread on it

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  3. Sep 13, 2007 #2


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    It cannot explain a kind of collapse needed, e.g., for EPR type effects.
  4. Sep 13, 2007 #3
    I notice that they're very keen on their Fock states... even though it's a local experiment, so the states can't be *real* Fock states (ala Rovelli's "Global particles, local particles"). Still, it's fascinating! Unfortunately, I can't make heads or tails of their experimental setup, nor of the results-processing that they do.

    Must try harder, I guess.
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