Probing quantum mechanics towards the everyday world - How far have we come

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Abstract

I present the motivation for experiments which attempt to generate, and verify the existence of, quantum superpositions of two or more states which are by some reasonable criterion "macroscopically" distinct, and show that various a priori objections to this program made in the literature are flawed. I review the extent to which such experiments currently exist in the areas of free-space molecular diffraction, magnetic biomolecules, quantum optics and Josephson devices, and sketch possible future lines of development of the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-118
Number of pages19
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number170
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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