Strings, world-sheet covariant quantization and Bohmian mechanics
Theoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Bošković Institute, P.O. Box 180, 10002, Zagreb, Croatia
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Published online: 7 June 2006
The covariant canonical method of quantization based on the De Donder–Weyl covariant canonical formalism is used to formulate a world-sheet covariant quantization of bosonic strings. To provide the consistency with the standard non-covariant canonical quantization, it is necessary to adopt a Bohmian deterministic hidden-variable equation of motion. In this way, string theory suggests a solution to the problem of measurement in quantum mechanics.
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