Foundations of Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 407–426 | Cite as

Time-Reversal, Irreversibility and Arrow of Time in Quantum Mechanics

  • M. Castagnino
  • M. Gadella
  • O. Lombardi


The aim of this paper is to analyze time-asymmetric quantum mechanics with respect of its validity as a non time-reversal invariant, time-asymmetric theory as well as of its ability to determine an arrow of time.


irreversibility arrow of time rigged Hilbert spaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CONICET—Instituto de Astronomía y Física del EspacioBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de Física Teórica, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain
  3. 3.CONICET—Instituto de Estudios sobre la Ciencia y la TecnologíaUniversidad Nacional de QuilmesBuenos AiresArgentina

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