Towards new Quantum mechanics: an interview on Le Scienze

April, 2021

Because of the growing international success of the study published last September in Nature Physics, Prof. Angelo Bassi (University of Trieste) was interviewed by the monthly magazine Le Scienze, April 2021 issue. In the interview, entitled "Towards new Quantum mechanics", Bassi explains the issue of measurement of Quantum systems and models of spontaneous wave function collapse that identify a precise cause that can determine what happens to a Quantum system before its measurement. The interview deepens the research work published in Nature Physics, which tested a model proposed by Nobel Laureate Roger Penrose, according to which the force of gravity is the cause of the collapse of the wave function. As we know, this model, in its simplest formulation, has been invalidated by the experiments conducted at the Gran Sasso Laboratories by colleagues of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). Bassi concludes the interview with a reflection on the ambitions of the TEQ project which aims, with a large funding from the European Commission, to experimentally investigate the theoretical predictions of some models of spontaneous wave function collapse. “This interview represents another great acknowledgement of the work that has been done in the past years”, says Prof. Bassi.