Thursday, October 09, 2008

Possible way of Testing if the Many Worlds Hypothesis is True?

Frank J. Tipler, best known for his books, The Physics of Immortality and The Physics of Christianity, has published a paper entitled, Testing Many-Worlds Quantum Theory By Measuring Pattern Convergence Rates.

Up until now, no one has been able to come up with an experiment that would distinguish between the various possible interpretations of quantum physics. Whether Tipler's proposed experiment will actually do what he hopes is the big question, of course.

1 comment:

Eric said...

I almost was able to follow the math of his brief. Trouble is whether or not his assumptions are true. Can't tell. Guess we'll see how it turns out. Plus it's unclear to me that his result is necessarily different from non-multi-world quantum theory. He just says non-multi-world can't compute the probability.