Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 371–381 | Cite as

‘Counterfactual’ interpretation of the quantum measurement process

  • Giuseppe Nisticò


The question of the determination of the state of the system during a measurement experiment is discussed within quantum theory, as a part of the more general measurement’s problem. I propose a counterfactual interpretation of the measurement process which answers the question from a conceptual point of view. This interpretation turns out to be consistent with the predictions of quantum theory, but it presents difficulties from an operational point of view.

Key words

quantum measurement counterfactuality state determination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Nisticò
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità della CalabriaRendeItaly

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