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The measurement postulates of quantum mechanics are redundant

Seminar date and time: 
2019-03-11 12:00
Author: 
Lluis Masanes
Affiliation: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London

Understanding the core content of quantum mechanics requires us to disentangle the hidden logical relationships between the postulates of this theory. The theorem presented in this talk shows that the mathematical structure of quantum measurements, the formula for assigning outcome probabilities (Born’s rule) and the post-measurement state-update rule, can be deduced from the other quantum postulates, often referred to as “unitary quantum mechanics”.

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Quantum Biology of Magnetoreception

Seminar date and time: 
2019-03-05 12:00
Author: 
Nathan S. Babcock
Affiliation: 
University of Exeter, UK

Despite an established consensus that many forms of life can reliably detect the Earth's weak magnetic field, it is unclear how many complex organisms sense it [1]. Most prominent mechanistic proposals invoke a quantum-biological model [2], relying on the assumption that an excitonic “radical” electron pair [3] facilitates magnetoreception of the Earth's field (50 μT).

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room (C5/262)
Contact: 
N.S.Babcock@exeter.ac.uk

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