Coexistence of several interpretations of quantum mechanics and the fruitfulness of scientific works


The coexistence of several interpretations of one theory is considered through the example of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The problem considered is whether physicists manage to work properly in spite of the several interpretations. The criterion adopted is the possibility of re-using others' works for another research: this is called "fruitfulness of works". It is argued that such a fruitfulness is possible between works made in different quantum interpretations.



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Thomas Boyer-Kassem
Université de Poitiers

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