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Relativistically Invariant Markovian Dynamical Collapse Theories Must Employ Nonstandard Degrees of Freedom

Myrvold, Wayne C. (2017) Relativistically Invariant Markovian Dynamical Collapse Theories Must Employ Nonstandard Degrees of Freedom. Physical Review A, 96 (6). 062116.

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Abstract

The impossibility of an indeterministic evolution for standard relativistic quantum field theories, that is, theories in which all fields satisfy the condition that the generators of spacetime translation have spectrum in the forward light-cone, is demonstrated. The demonstration proceeds by arguing that a relativistically invariant theory must have a stable vacuum, and then showing that stability of the vacuum, together with the requirements imposed by relativistic causality, entails deterministic evolution, if all degrees of freedom are standard degrees of freedom.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Myrvold, Wayne C.wmyrvold@uwo.ca0000-0002-7033-2647
Keywords: Collapse Theories; CSL; Reeh-Schlieder Theorem; Special Relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Wayne Myrvold
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 14:37
Item ID: 14196
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review A
Publisher: American Physical Society
Official URL: https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/Phys...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.96.062116
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: December 2017
Page Range: 062116
Volume: 96
Number: 6
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14196

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