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9. How to measure the wave function itself

The fractal patterns are produced by a jumping point on the space of pure quantum states - thus are not directly observable. That is why we consider our model as simply a toy to play with. But the model can be developed further on so as to predict observable effects. One way to do it is by adding another layer of detectors, densely spaced, that would detect the fractal pattern. Here we come to the famous question: how to measure the wave function itself. The idea as to how to model such a measurement within the EEQT formalism has been indicated in [8]. We hope to implement the appropriate algorithms at a later time.