Does Protective Measurement Tell us Anything about Quantum Reality?

13 Feb2014

Speaker: Amit Hagar, Indiana University, History & Philosophy of Science department

Time: February 13, 2014 16:00 - 17:00

Location:

Hennings 201
6224 Agricultural Rd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

An analysis of the two routes through which one may disentangle a quantum system from a measuring apparatus, hence protect the state vector of a single quantum system, reveals that the argument from protected measurement to the reality of the state vector of a single quantum system is circular. Lessons on the available “interpretations” of quantum theory and on the debate on the quantum measurement problem are drawn from this negative result.

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