Foundations of quantum theory


  • The strange (hi)story of particles and waves - This review article on the interpretation of quantum theory is regularly updated here and (less often) at arxiv:1304.1003. V15 there was published in Z. Natf. A71, 195 (2016). - download most actual version (40 pages)
  • Comment on decoherence by time dilation, arXiv:1510.02239 - download
  • Comment on Carlo Rovelli’s "An argument against the realist interpretation of the wave function“, arXiv:1508.06895 - download
  • John Bell's varying interpretations of quantum theory, In: Quantum Nonlocality and Reality, Mary Bell and Gao Shan, edits. (Cambridge UP, 2016) - (17pages) - download
  • The role of the observer in the Everett interpretation - NeuroQuantology 11, 97 (2013) - arxiv:1211.0196 - (12 pages) download
  • On measurement and quantum nondemolition Letter to Phys. Today, July 2011, p. 10 (3 pages) download.
  • Quantum discreteness is an illusion Found. Phys. 40, 1476 (2010) – arxiv:0809.2904 – (21 pages - 200 kB) download
  • Feynman's Interpretation of Quantum Theory (a historical text with comments - 15 pages pdf) Eur.Phys.J. H36, 147 (2011) – arxiv:0804.3348 download
  • Time in Quantum Theory In: Compendium of Quantum Physics, D. Greenberger, K. Hentschel, and F. Weinert, edts. (Springer 2009) – download
  • Roots and Fruits of Decoherence In: Quantum Decoherence, B. Duplantier, J.M. Raimond, and V. Rivasseau, edts. (Birkhäuser 2006) – quant-ph/0512078
  • Where has all the information gone? Phys. Lett. A347, 1 (2005) – gr-qc/0507051
  • There is no "first" quantization, Phys. Lett. A309, 329 (2003) – quant-ph/0210098
  • The wave function: it or bit? In: Science and Ultimate Reality, J.D. Barrow, P.C.W. Davies, and C.L. Harper Jr., edts. (Cambridge UP, 2004) – quant-ph/0204088
  • The problem of conscious observation in quantum mechanical description, Found. Phys. Lett. 13, 221 (2000) – quant-ph/9908084
  • The meaning of decoherence In: Decoherence: theoretical, experimental and conceptual problems, Ph. Blanchard et al., edts. (Springer,  2000) – quant-ph/9905004
  • Why Bohm's quantum theory? Found. Phys. Lett. 12, 197 (1999)  - quant-ph/9812059
  • What is achieved by decoherence? In: New Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics, M. Ferrero and A. van der Merwe, edts. (Kluwer, 1997) – quant-ph/9610014
  • Symmetries, superselection rules and decoherence (with D. Giulini and C. Kiefer), Phys. Letters A199, 201 (1995) – gr-qc/9410029
  • There are no quantum jumps, nor are there particles, Phys. Letters A172, 189 (1993) – download here
  • The emergence of classical properties through interaction with the environment (with E. Joos), Z. Physik B59, 273 (1985)  - download here  (21 pages - 1.5 MB)
  • Toward a quantum theory of observation, Found. Phys. 3, 109 (1973) - quant-ph/0306151
  • Dynamics of quantum correlations (with O. Kübler), Ann. Phys. (N.Y.) 76, 405 (1973) - download here (480 kB pdf)
  • On the interpretation of measurements in quantum theory, Found. Phys. 1, 69 (1970) – reprinted in J.A. Wheeler and W.H. Zurek, Quantum Theory and Measurements (Princeton UP, 1983) – download here (450 kB pdf)
  • Probleme der Quantentheorie Unpublished preliminary version (in German) of the above, rejected by several journals in 1967. The "strange consequences" mentioned in the English abstract are equivalent to the Everett interpretation. Download original manuscript (300 kB pdf - 11 pages)
  • Symmetrieverletzende Modellzustände und kollektive Bewegungen, Nucl. Phys. 202, 38 (1967) - English abstract download here

  • Book: Decoherence and the Appearance of a Classical World in Quantum Theory, 2nd edn., E. Joos, H.D. Zeh, C. Kiefer D. Giulini, J. Kupsch, and I.-O. Stamatescu, authors (Springer 2003)