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# Quantum interpretations

## Latest Articles

### ‘Metaphysical Experiments’ Probe Our Hidden Assumptions About Reality

Experiments that test physics and philosophy "as a single whole" may be our only route to surefire knowledge about the universe.

### Experiments Spell Doom for Decades-Old Explanation of Quantum Weirdness

Physical-collapse theories have long offered a natural solution to the central mystery of the quantum world. But a series of increasingly precise experiments are making them untenable.

### How Big Can the Quantum World Be? Physicists Probe the Limits.

By showing that even large objects can exhibit bizarre quantum behaviors, physicists hope to illuminate the mystery of quantum collapse, identify the quantum nature of gravity, and perhaps even make Schrödinger’s cat a reality.

### A New Theorem Maps Out the Limits of Quantum Physics

The result highlights a fundamental tension: Either the rules of quantum mechanics don’t always apply, or at least one basic assumption about reality must be wrong.

### Where Quantum Probability Comes From

There are many different ways to think about probability. Quantum mechanics embodies them all.

### Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch

The new work promises to give researchers a better grip on the core mystery of quantum mechanics.

### New Quantum Paradox Clarifies Where Our Views of Reality Go Wrong

The Frauchiger-Renner thought experiment has shaken up the world of quantum foundations.

### Why the Many-Worlds Interpretation Has Many Problems

The idea that the universe splits into multiple realities with every measurement has become an increasingly popular proposed solution to the mysteries of quantum mechanics. But this “many-worlds interpretation” is incoherent, Philip Ball argues in this adapted excerpt from his new book Beyond Weird.

### Famous Experiment Dooms Alternative to Quantum Weirdness

Oil droplets guided by “pilot waves” have failed to reproduce the results of the quantum double-slit experiment, crushing a century-old dream that there exists a single, concrete reality.