Global and local aspects of causality in quantum mechanics
Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, 21 Calea Griviţei Street, 010702 Bucharest, Romania
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Published online: 5 September 2013
Quantum mechanics forces us to reconsider certain aspects of classical causality. The ‘central mystery’ of quantum mechanics manifests in different ways, depending on the interpretation. This mystery can be formulated as the possibility of selecting part of the initial conditions of the Universe ‘retroactively’. This talk aims to show that there is a global, timeless, ‘bird’s view’ of the spacetime, which makes this mystery more reasonable. We will review some well-known quantum effects from the perspective of global consistency.
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