Foundations of Physics 46 (10):1229-1237 (2016)

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Carlo Rovelli
Aix-Marseille University
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Testable predictions of quantum mechanics are invariant under time reversal. But the evolution of the quantum state in time is not so, neither in the collapse nor in the no-collapse interpretations of the theory. This is a fact that challenges any realistic interpretation of the quantum state. On the other hand, this fact raises no difficulty if we interpret the quantum state as a mere calculation device, bookkeeping past real quantum events.
Keywords Time reversal invariance  Realism  Wave function
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