When Zeh Meets Feynman: How to Avoid the Appearance of a Classical World in Gravity Experiments

Markus Aspelmeyer (Corresponding author)

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Quantum states of gravitational source masses can lead to experimental outcomes that are inconsistent with the predictions of a purely classical field theory of gravity. Environmental decoherence places strict boundary conditions to the potential realization of such experiments: sufficiently mild not to act as a fundamental show-stopper, yet sufficiently demanding to represent a formidable challenge to the next generation of quantum experiment(er)s.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Quantum to Classical
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of H.-Dieter Zeh
EditorsClaus Kiefer
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-88781-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-88780-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

SeriesFundamental Theories of Physics

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103025 Quantum mechanics

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