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Quantum theory from rules on information acquisition

Hoehn, Philipp A (2017) 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 about physical systems. 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 explains entanglement, monogamy
and non-locality compellingly from limited accessible information and complementarity. As a byproduct,
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)
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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. Published in the special edition `Quantum information and foundations, Eds. D'Ariano and Perinotti, of the journal Entropy.
Keywords: Reconstruction of quantum theory, qubits, entanglement, architecture of quantum theory, monogamy, quantum non-locality, limited information, complementarity
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: 07 Mar 2017 16:42
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 16:42
Item ID: 12886
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/19/3/98
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3390/e19030098
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: 3 March 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12886

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