Contextuality and the fundamental theorems of quantum mechanics

Zapraszamy w środę  15.04.2020 o godz. 10:15 na seminarium.

Seminarium ONLINE pod tytułem: "Contextuality and the fundamental theorems of quantum mechanics" poprowadzi Markus Frembs

Abstract: Contextuality is a key feature of quantum mechanics, as was first brought to light by Bohr and later realised more technically by Kochen and Specker. Isham and Butterfield put contextuality at the heart of their topos-based formalism and gave a reformulation of the Kochen-Specker theorem in the language of presheaves. Here, we broaden this perspective considerably (partly drawing on existing, but scattered results) and show that apart from the Kochen-Specker theorem, also Wigner's theorem, Gleason's theorem and Bell's theorem relate fundamentally to contextuality. We provide reformulations of the theorems using the language of presheaves over contexts and give general versions valid for von Neumann algebras. This shows that a very substantial part of the structure of quantum theory is encoded by contextuality.




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Data publikacji: wtorek, 14. Kwiecień 2020 - 11:45; osoba wprowadzająca: Małgorzata Szczekocka Ostatnia zmiana: środa, 5. Maj 2021 - 10:20; osoba wprowadzająca: Małgorzata Szczekocka