Do We Understand Quantum Mechanics  Finally?
Abstract
After some historical remarks concerning Schroedinger's discovery of wave mechanics, we present a unified formalism for the mathematical description of classical and quantummechanical systems, utilizing elements of the theory of operator algebras. We then review some basic aspects of quantum mechanics and, in particular, of its interpretation. We attempt to clarify what Quantum Mechanics tells us about Nature when appropriate experiments are made. We discuss the importance of the mechanisms of "dephasing" and "decoherence" in associating "facts" with possible events and rendering complementary possible events mutually exclusive.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 March 2012
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1203.3678
 Bibcode:
 2012arXiv1203.3678F
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics;
 Mathematical Physics;
 81
 EPrint:
 42 pages, contribution to the Proceedings of a conference in memory of Erwin Schroedinger, Vienna, January 2011