Physics Research Conference
Although quantum mechanics is sometimes said to be our best tested physical theory, almost all experiments are restricted to microscopic systems. It is therefore still an open question whether quantum mechanics, without modifications, accurately describes macroscopic (e.g., human-size) objects. In this talk, I tackle this question from a theorist's perspective, i.e., with a thought experiment. Combining ideas from Wigner, Bell, and Hardy, I show that there exist scenarios where quantum mechanics yields a set of predictions that are mutually contradictory.