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Quantum measurements, the phenomenon of life, and time arrow: three great problems of physics (in Ginzburg’s terminology) and their interrelation


Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

Relations existing among ’the three great problems’ of physics (as enumerated by Ginzburg) — interpretation of quantum mechanics, the time arrow, and reductionism (reducing the phenomenon of life to physics) — are discussed and shown to substantially depend on how the first of them is solved, i.е., which interpretation of quantum mechanics is adopted. The Copenhagen interpretation, the Everett (’many-words’) interpretation, and Extended Everett Concept proposed by the author are considered.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 01.10.Fv, 01.70.+w, 03.65.Ta, 03.65.Yz (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2007v050n04ABEH006241
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2007/4/j/
Citation: Menskii M B "Quantum measurements, the phenomenon of life, and time arrow: three great problems of physics (in Ginzburg's terminology) and their interrelation" Phys. Usp. 50 397–407 (2007)
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Оригинал: Менский М Б «Квантовые измерения, феномен жизни и стрела времени: связи между „тремя великими проблемами“ (по терминологии Гинзбурга)» УФН 177 415–425 (2007); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0177.200704j.0415

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