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many-worlds interpretation

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(Atomic Physics) an interpretation of quantum mechanics based on the idea that every possible event exists in its own world
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He was a supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
The Everettian, parallel universes, or many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics also asserts the ontological reality of the universal wavefunction and denies the actuality of wavefunction collapse.
Mar 21-Apr 20 ARIES THANKS to the many-worlds theory of quantum mechanics, this week you will be appointed manager of Real Madrid.
Crumey's work has largely been approached from the standpoint of contemporary science and mathematics, with various critics reading his work as an exploration of quantum physics or many-worlds theories.
Essays six and seven frame the basic building blocks of reality--particles, fields, and space--as necessarily approximate and emergent, and the final essay discusses the conceptual meaning of probability given a many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
The sequel to Tadem (Random House, 2013) and the second title in the Many-Worlds series, Tether catches up with Sasha upon her return to Earth.
1973): The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Today there are multiple interpretations of quantum mechanics competing with the Copenhagen interpretation, including the many-worlds interpretation the Bohmian interpretation, and the consistent histories interpretation.
For example, take the Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI), an approach to quantum mechanics which means that alongside the world in which we are aware of, there are countless other worlds in parallel at the same space and time.
For example, take the Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI), an approach to quantum mechanics which means that alongside the world we are aware of, there are countless other worlds in parallel at the same space and time.
The book is a fine and elegant many-worlds rift, a melancholy noir rumination, an alternative world story (of sorts) in which Osama Bin Laden is a character in the action stories of a mysterious pulp writer.