Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 499–518

The Status of the Wave Function in Dynamical Collapse Models

  • Fay Dowker
  • Isabelle Herbauts
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10702-005-1125-4

Cite this article as:
Dowker, F. & Herbauts, I. Found Phys Lett (2005) 18: 499. doi:10.1007/s10702-005-1125-4

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The idea that in dynamical wave function collapse models the wave function is superfluous is investigated. Evidence is presented for the conjecture that, in a model of a field theory on a 1+1 lightcone lattice, knowing the field configuration on the lattice back to some time in the past, allows the wave function or quantum state at the present moment to be calculated, to arbitrary accuracy so long as enough of the past field configuration is known.

Key words:

wave function collapselightcone field theory

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fay Dowker
    • 1
  • Isabelle Herbauts
    • 2
  1. 1.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsQueen Mary, University of LondonLondonUK