A digital approach to quantum theory

Seminar date and time: 
Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 10:45
Affiliation: 
ICFO
Author: 
Lluís Masanes
Location: 
Sala de Graus (Facultat de Ciències. UAB)

Quantum information science takes a point of view on quantum theory as being not so much about waves and particles but about information. In this talk I describe and formalize this informational point of view; I argue that it is specific to classical and quantum theory and not compatible with generic probabilistic theories. I present a new axiomatization of quantum theory which takes the viability of this informational point of view as one of the postulates. Finally, I illustrate the practical applications for quantum information processing developed during this research.

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