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Unitary quantum theories are incompatible with special relativity

Gao, Shan (2018) Unitary quantum theories are incompatible with special relativity. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is shown that the combination of a unitary quantum theory and special relativity may lead to a contradiction when considering the statistics of certain measurement results in different Lorentz frames in a Gedankenexperiment. This result seems to imply that either unitary quantum theories are wrong or if a unitary quantum theory is right then there must exist a preferred Lorentz frame.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: unitary quantum theories; Bell's theorem; special relativity; superobserver; preferred Lorentz frame; many-worlds theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Prof. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 15:54
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 15:54
Item ID: 15357
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 6 November 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15357

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