Characterizing quantum reality
Cambridge University (United Kingdom)

I review recent work on realist Lorentz invariant formulations of quantum theory. These take as ingredients a suitable initial state and Hamiltonian or evolution law, and allow us to define a sample space of configurations of beables and a probability distribution on that sample space. It is then natural to postulate that physical reality corresponds to one specific configuration, randomly chosen from the probability distribution. I also explain how these ideas allow testable generalizations of quantum theory.