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Quantum Interpretations

In its January 22-28, 2011 issue, "NewScientist" has an article about various quantum interpretations with current status (as listed in Table 12-01 below). Only the most popular ones are included. The others with status such as uncertain, endangered, rare, highly contentious, and popularity limited, are left out.

Interpretation Feature Status
Copenhagen Measurement plays a key role in changing quantum states Healthy
Hidden Variables Hidden variables carry missing information about quantum states Challenged
Many Worlds All quantum possibilities play out in a multiplicity of universes Dubious
Penrose Outcome of experiments is a result of gravitational interactions Under investigation

Table 12-01 Status of Various Quantum Interpretations

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