PBS Space Time

The Many Worlds of the Quantum Multiverse

Season 2 Episode 23 | 11m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics tells us that observation collapses a probability wave into a single definitive outcome, but this isn’t the only interpretation of quantum mechanics. The many worlds theory proposes that the wavefunction never actually collapses. The observer simply follows one of those many possible paths into their present reality while all the other paths conti

Aired: 10/26/16

Rating: NR


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