Decoherence in the Everettian Picture: Why It Fails

  [Note: this is an adapted excerpt from the introductory chapter to a collected volume, Quantum Structural Studies, forthcoming from World Scientific (eds. R.E. Kastner, J. Jeknic-Dugic, and G. Jaroszkiewicz.] The idea that unitary-only dynamics can lead naturally to¬†preferred observables, such that decoherence suffices to explain¬†emergence of classical phenomena (e.g., Zurek 2003) has been shown … Continue reading Decoherence in the Everettian Picture: Why It Fails