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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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We summarise a recent reconstruction of the quantum theory of qubits from rules constraining an observer's acquisition of information. This review of [arXiv:1412.8323, arXiv:1511.01130] is accessible and fairly self-contained, focussing on the main ideas and results and not the technical details. The reconstruction offers an informational explanation for the architecture of the theory and specifically for its correlation structure. In particular, it illuminates the origin of entanglement and monogamy. As a by-product, it also unravels new `conserved informational charges' from complementarity relations that characterise the unitary group and the set of pure states.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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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. (Slightly revised version.)
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: 11 Jan 2017 15:24
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 15:24
Item ID: 12742
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/12742

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