PLEASE NOTE: This page is intended as an introduction to the most important work, not as an exhaustive reference library. Suggestions are welcome.

The book **
"Decoherence and the Appearance of
a Classical World in Quantum Theory" ** (2nd edition, Springer-Verlag 2003)
written by E. Joos, H.D. Zeh, C. Kiefer, D. Giulini,
J. Kupsch and I.O. Stamatescu contains material on nearly all aspects of decoherence
and gives a quite
complete description of this area of research.

**"Decoherence: Theoretical, Experimental and Conceptual Problems"** ed. by P. Blanchard, D. Giulini, E. Joos, C. Kiefer,
and I.O. Stamatescu (Proceedings of ZiF-workshop) (Springer 2000)

A thorough analysis of all physical and philosophical aspects of quantum mechanics can be found in B. d'Espagnat's book **"Veiled Reality"** (Addison-Wesley 1995).

A recent and up-to-date survey is the volume by G. Auletta **"Foundations and Interpretation of
Quantum Mechanics"** (World-Scientific 2001).

The proceedings of the Xth Max Born Symposium cover many fields of current interest: **"Quantum Future"**, ed. by Ph. Blanchard and A. Jadczyk (Springer 1999)

The role of consciousness is far from being understood. Can consciousness
help to solve the interpretation problem of quantum theory?

This and other questions are discussed in the very readable book **"Conscious Mind in the
Physical World"** by the late Euan Squires (IOP Publishing 1990).

The proceedings of the Xth Max Born Symposium cover many fields of current interest: **"Quantum Future"**, ed. by Ph. Blanchard and A. Jadczyk (Springer 1999)

Harnessing the properties of quantum states for practical applications has led to new efforts in the last decade. The book **"The Physics of Quantum Information"**
ed. by D. Bouwmeester, A. Ekert and A. Zeilinger (Springer 2000) presents an overview of current research in this field.

The book** "The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time"** by H.D. Zeh recently
appeared in its 5th edition (
Springer 2007). It discusses all aspects of
irreversibility. See also www.time-direction.de

The unification of quantum theory and gravitation is still an unsolved puzzle. A review of current research is **"Quantum Gravity"** by C. Kiefer (second edition, Oxford 2007).

Other introductory articles are "Decoherence: Concepts and Examples" by C. Kiefer and E. Joos quant-ph/9803052 (Download pdf),
and (in German)
"Dekohärenz in offenen Quantensystemen" by W.T. Strunz, G. Alber and F. Haake, *Physik Journal* **1**, Nr. 11, p. 47 (Nov. 2002).

See also G. Bacciagaluppi, "The Role of Decoherence in Quantum Mechanics", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2003 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (Ed.).

An extensive introduction with many technical details can be found in K. Hornberger, "Introduction to Decoherence Theory",
Lect. Notes Phys. ** 768**, 223-278 (2009) -
eprint quant-ph/0612118

Joos, E. and Zeh, H.D. (1985): "The Emergence of Classical
Properties Through Interaction with the Environment." *Z. Phys.*
** B59**, 223-243. (Download pdf)

Kübler, O. and Zeh, H.D. (1973): "Dynamics of Quantum
Correlations." *Ann. Phys. (N.Y.)* **76**, 405-418.

M. Schlosshauer (2004), "Decoherence, the Measurement Problem, and Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics",
*Rev. Mod. Phys.* **76**, 1267-1305 ,
eprint quant-ph/0312059 .

Tegmark, M. and Wheeler, J.A. (2001):"100 Years of Quantum Mysteries."
* Scientific American* **284**(Febr.), 54-61 .

Zeh, H.D. (1970): "On the Interpretation of Measurement in
Quantum Theory." * Found. Phys.* ** 1**, 69-76.

Zurek, W.H. (1981): "Pointer basis of quantum apparatus: Into what
mixture does the wave packet collapse?" * Phys. Rev.* ** D24**,
1516-1525.

Zurek, W.H. (1991): "Decoherence and the Transition from
Quantum to Classical.'' *Physics Today* ** 44** (Oct.), 36-44.

Zurek, W.H. (2003): "Decoherence, Einselection, and the Quantum Origin of the Classical.'' *Rev. Mod. Phys.* **75**, 715 -
quant-ph/0105127

Wick, G.C., Wightman, A.S., and Wigner, E.P. (1952): "The Intrinsic Parity of Elementary Particles."* Phys. Rev.* ** 88**,
101-105.

Wightman, A.S. (1995): "Superselection Rules; Old and New."*
Il Nuovo Cimento* ** 110B**, 751-769.

Zurek, W.H. (1982): "Environment-induced superselection rules."
* Phys. Rev.* **D26**, 1862-1880.

Zeh, H.D. (1970): "On the Interpretation of Measurement in
Quantum Theory."* Found. Phys.* ** 1**, 69-76.

Has Bohm's theory any advantages? A critical assessment is given by H.D. Zeh in
"Why Bohm's Quantum Theory?" * Found. Phys. Lett.* ** 12**, 197, eprint
quant-ph/9812059.

Zeh, H.D. (2000): "The Problem of Conscious Observation in Quantum
Mechanical Description."* Found. Phys. Lett.* ** 13**, 221-233, eprint
quant-ph/9908084.

Zurek, W.H. (1998): "Decoherence, Einselection, and the Existential Interpretation (the Rough Guide)"* Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond.* ** A356**, 1793-1820.
eprint
quant-ph/9805065.

Brune, M. et al. (1996): "Observing the Progressive Decoherence of the 'Meter' in Quantum Measurements." *Phys. Rev. Lett* ** 77**,
4887-4890.

S. Haroche "Observing the Decoherence of the Meter in a Measurement: a Variation on Schrödinger's Cat Experiment" in: **"Quantum Future"**, ed. by Ph. Blanchard and A. Jadczyk (Springer 1999).

Myatt, C.J. et al. (2000): "Decoherence of quantum superpositions through coupling to engineered reservoirs." *Nature* ** 403**,
269-273.

Hornberger, K. et al. (2003): "Collisional Decoherence Observed in Matter Wave Interferometry." *Phys. Rev. Lett* ** 90**,
160401.

L. Hackermüller, K. Hornberger, B. Brezger, A. Zeilinger, M. Arndt, "Decoherence of matter waves by thermal emission of radiation", Nature **427**, 711 (2004),
eprint quant-ph/0402146 ,
see also http://www.theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~klaus/research/decoherence/collisionaldeco/index.html

Caldeira, A.O. and Leggett, A.J. (1985): "Influence of damping on quantum interference: An exactly soluble model."
*Phys. Rev.* **A31**, 1059-1066.

Joos, E. and Zeh, H.D. (1985): "The Emergence of Classical
Properties Through Interaction with the Environment."*Z. Phys.*
** B59**, 223-243. (Download pdf)

Unruh, W.G. and Zurek, W.H. (1989): "Reduction of a wave packet
in quantum Brownian motion."* Phys. Rev.* ** D40**,
1071-1094.

Gallis, M.R. and Fleming, G.N. (1990): "Environmental and spontaneous localization." *Phys. Rev.* ** A42**, 38.

Hornberger, K. and Sipe, J.E. (2003): "Collisional decoherence reexamined." *Phys. Rev.* ** A68**,
012105 provides a detailed recalculation in view of new experiments with Fullerene molecules.

See also New papers

Dürr, D. and Spohn, H.: "Decoherence Through Coupling to the Radiation
Field." in: **"Decoherence: Theoretical, Experimental and Conceptual Problems"** ed. by P. Blanchard, D. Giulini, E. Joos, C. Kiefer,
and I.O. Stamatescu (Springer 2000)

Kiefer, C. (1987): "Continuous measurement of mini-superspace
variables by higher multipoles."* Class. Quantum Grav.* ** 4**,
1369-1382.

Zeh, H.D. (1986): "Emergence of Classical Time from a Universal
Wave Function."* Phys. Lett.* **A116**, 9-12.

Demers, J.-G. and Kiefer, C. (1995): "Decoherence of black holes
by Hawking radiation."* Phys. Rev.* ** D53**,7050-7061.

Barvinsky, A.O., Kamenshchik, A. Yu. , Kiefer, C. , and Mishakov, I.V. (1999): "Decoherence in quantum cosmology at the onset of inflation" *Nucl. Phys.* ** B551**, 374-396; eprint gr-qc/9812043.

Barvinsky, A.O., Kamenshchik, A. Yu. , and Kiefer, C. (1999):
"Effective action and decoherence by fermions in quantum cosmology" *Nucl. Phys.* **B552**, 420-444; eprint gr-qc/9901055.

Pearle, P. (1979): "Toward Explaining Why Events Occur."* Int.
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Joos, E. (1984): "Continuous Measurement: Watchdog Effect versus Golden Rule."* Phys. Rev.* ** D29**, 1626-1633.

Home, D. and Whitaker, M.A.B. (1993): "A unified framework for quantum Zeno processes."* Phys. Lett.* ** A173**, 327-331.

Misra, B. and Sudarshan, E.C.G. (1977): "The Zeno's paradox in quantum theory."* J. Math. Phys.*** 18**, 756-763.

S. Hagen, S.R. Hameroff and J.A. Tuszybski, "Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility" eprint quant-ph/0005025.

L. Diósi and C. Kiefer, "Robustness and diffusion of pointer states"
*Phys. Rev. Lett.* **85**, 3552, eprint quant-ph/0005071.

L. Davidovich, "Decoherence and Quantum-state Measurement in Quantum Optics" eprint quant-ph/0301129 gives a very readable introduction to cavity QED experiments.

H.D. Zeh, "There is no "first" quantization", Phys. Lett. A309, 329 (2003), eprint quant-ph/0210098

A. Viale, M. Vicari, and N. Zanghi, "Analysis of the Loss of Coherence in Interferometry with Macromolecules",
Phys. Rev. **A68**, 063610 (2003)
eprint quant-ph/0307160

J.J. Halliwell, "Two Derivations of Master Equation of Quantum Brownian Motion.", eprint quant-ph/0607132

P. Sonnentag and F. Hasselbach, "Measurement of Decoherence of Electron Waves and Visualization of the Quantum-Classical
Transition",
Phys. Rev. Lett. **98**, 200402 (2007)

K. Hornberger and B. Vacchini, "Monitoring derivation of the quantum linear Boltzmann equation.", eprint arXiv:0711.3109 presents an exhaustive study of Quantum Brownian Motion.

H.D. Zeh, "Quantum discreteness is an illusion", eprint arXiv:0809.2904

J. Trost and K. Hornberger, "Hund's paradox and the collisional stabilization of chiral molecules.", Phys. Rev. Lett. **103**, 023202 (2009)
eprint arXiv:0811.2140
studies quantitatively the decohering environmental effects on a small molecule (D_{2}S_{2}).

M. Schlosshauer, K. Camilleri, "The quantum-to-classical transition: Bohr's doctrine of classical concepts, emergent classicality, and decoherence", eprint arXiv:0804.1609

K. Hornberger et al., "Colloquium: Quantum interference of clusters and molecules", Rev. Mod. Phys. **84**, 157 (2012),
eprint arXiv:1109.5937

A. Smirne, B. Vacchini, "Quantum master equation for collisional dynamics of massive particles with internal
degrees of freedom", Phys. Rev. **A82**, 042111 (2010),
eprint arXiv:1003.0998