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A snapshot of foundational attitudes toward quantum mechanics
Schlosshauer, Maximilian; Kofler, Johannes; Zeilinger, Anton
AA(Department of Physics, University of Portland, 5000 North Willamette Boulevard, Portland, OR 97203, USA), AB(Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Hans-Kopfermann-Straße 1, 85748 Garching, Germany), AC(Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, 1090 Vienna, Austria)
Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Volume 44, Issue 3, p. 222-230.
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Quantum theory, Foundations of quantum theory, History and philosophy of physics
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(c) 2013 Elsevier Ltd
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Foundational investigations in quantum mechanics, both experimental and theoretical, gave birth to the field of quantum information science. Nevertheless, the foundations of quantum mechanics themselves remain hotly debated in the scientific community, and no consensus on essential questions has been reached. Here, we present the results of a poll carried out among 33 participants of a conference on the foundations of quantum mechanics. The participants completed a questionnaire containing 16 multiple-choice questions probing opinions on quantum-foundational issues. Participants included physicists, philosophers, and mathematicians. We describe our findings, identify commonly held views, and determine strong, medium, and weak correlations between the answers. Our study provides a unique snapshot of current views in the field of quantum foundations, as well as an analysis of the relationships between these views.
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