
20221109: What If Humanity Is Among The First Spacefaring Civilizations?
 17:08: ... Tch and zomgthisisawesomelol point out that Einstein was referring to wavefunction collapse when he said "spooky action at a distance" not quantum entanglement as ...
 17:23: ... was referring to general wavefunction collapse, in which the wavefunction appears to change everywhere at the instant a ...
 17:37: ... and basically discovered quantum entanglement in an effort to disprove wavefunction collapse through a reductio ad ...
 18:04: So, “spooky action at a distance” does refer to wavefunction collapse, including to the wavefunction collapse of entangled particles.


20221026: Why Did Quantum Entanglement Win the Nobel Prize in Physics?
 03:22: They only gain specific values when observed and the wavefunction “collapses”.


20220308: Is the Proxima System Our Best Hope For Another Earth?
 16:39: ... on the last two episodes: the one on objective collapse theories, where wavefunction collapse is explained as a real, physical ...


20210810: How to Communicate Across the Quantum Multiverse
 02:29: ... For example there’s the Copenhagen Interpretation, which says that the wavefunction collapses at the point of measurement, leaving only one reality; or de ...


20210713: Where Are The Worlds In Many Worlds?
 05:22: ... of quantum mechanics  the Copenhagen Interpretation  tells us that the wavefunction “collapses”  it instantaneously shrinks from encompassing a huge range of possible ...


20210323: Zeno's Paradox & The Quantum Zeno Effect
 02:52: In the language of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics, we say that the “wavefunction collapses” on observation.
 06:53: ... to the wavefunction collapse picture, it has to make a choice  the superposition must vanish and the ...
 08:43: ... what exactly do we mean by a “measurement” and what do we mean by wavefunction collapse? ...
 09:55: ... idea is that measurement causes wavefunction collapse because it scrambles the delicate information connecting different parts ...
 10:38: ... to perfectly measure it, and that means decoherence  or the illusion of wavefunction collapse. ...
 10:49: So on to wavefunction collapse.
 12:15: And what is wavefunction collapse?


20201208: Why Do You Remember The Past But Not The Future?
 13:33: ... is that yes, IF quantum mechanics is fundamentally random, and IF the wavefunction collapse is a random rather than deterministic event, then timereversal symmetry ...
 13:47: ... and at any rate invoking random collapse doesn’t tell you why the wavefunction collapses in one direction and not the ...


20201027: How The Penrose Singularity Theorem Predicts The End of Space Time
 13:38: ... So we can look for those extra things  the moment of wavefunction collapse, the guiding function or the empty wavefunctions of ...


20200224: How Decoherence Splits The Quantum Multiverse
 00:35: ... measurement problem  the question of why and where the blurry quantum wavefunction collapses into welldefined measurement ...
 01:03: The upshot is that more and more physicists think that consciousness  and even measurement  don’t directly cause wavefunction collapse.
 14:12: Nor is it accepted that decoherence fully explains the measurement problem and wavefunction collapse.
 14:19: ... Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which there is no wavefunction collapses at ...


20200218: Does Consciousness Influence Quantum Mechanics?
 03:20: ... tells us that when we make that measurement the wavefunction “collapses”  it goes from a cloud of possible final destinations for the electron ...
 03:34: ... Wavefunction collapse seems essential because our largescale, classical world isn’t made of ...
 04:46: ... wrote that wavefunction collapse must happen somewhere between the measuring apparatus and the conscious ...
 05:53: John von Neumann believed that wavefunction collapse must happen at the moment of conscious awareness of the result of an experiment.
 07:26: They think you’re crazy  they tell you the wavefunction collapsed as soon as the physical experiment was completed.
 07:38: So there’s the conflict  different observers say the wavefunction collapses at different times.
 07:55: Therefore he concluded that conscious experience must itself must play a role in generating wavefunction collapse.
 10:41: ... Heisenberg’s later writing he states that the wavefunction collapse must be a continuous process between the measurement device and the ...
 11:24: You talk to each other and agree that you observed the same result  the wavefunction collapses in the same way for both of you.
