Collapse miscellany

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An introduction to the CSL (Continuous Spontaneous Localization) theory of dynamical wave function collapse is provided, including a derivation of CSL from two postulates, a new result. There follows a review of applications to a free particle, or to a “small” rigid cluster of free particles, in a single wave-packet and in interfering packets: the latter result is new. [Editors note: for a video of the talk given by Prof. Pearle at the Aharonov-80 conference in 2012 at Chapman University, see]




Pearle, P. (2014). Collapse miscellany. In Quantum Theory: A Two-Time Success Story: Yakir Aharonov Festschrift the Global Financial Crisis and the Indian Economy (pp. 131–156). Springer-Verlag Milan.

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