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Quantum theory from rules on information acquisition

Hoehn, Philipp A (2016) Quantum theory from rules on information acquisition. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

We provide an accessible and mostly self-contained summary of a recent reconstruction of quantum theory, for qubit systems, from rules constraining an observer's acquisition of information [arXiv:1412.8323, arXiv:1511.01130]. The focus lies on the main ideas and results, not the technical details. This reconstruction offers an instructive, informational explanation for the architecture of the theory and, as a by-product, unravels new `conserved informational charges', indeed appearing in quantum theory, that characterize the unitary group and the set of pure states.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Hoehn, Philipp Ahoephil@gmail.com0000-0001-7108-1184
Additional Information: 16 pages, many figures, based on several talks held on this topic. Review of a reconstruction of quantum theory.
Keywords: Reconstruction of quantum theory, qubits, entanglement, architecture of quantum theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Dr. Philipp A Hoehn
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 15:40
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 15:40
Item ID: 12714
Official URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.06849
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Date: 20 December 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12714

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