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On the paradoxical aspects of new quantum experiments

Vaidman, Lev (1994) On the paradoxical aspects of new quantum experiments. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Two recently proposed quantum experiments are analyzed. The first allows to find an object without ``touching'' it. The second allows to teleport quantum states, transmitting a very small amount of information. It is shown that in the standard approach these experiments are in conflict with the intuitive notions of causality and locality. It is argued that the situation is less paradoxical in the framework of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: quantum nonlocality, interaction-free measurements, teleportation
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Lev Vaidman
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 564
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/564

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