Fakultät für Physik




Is the wave function in one-to-one correspondence with reality?

Prof. Dr. Renato Renner (ETH Zürich)

Datum:  17.11.2014 17:15 Uhr – 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Hörsaal H 030, Fakultät für Physik der LMU, Schellingstr. 4, München

The old question (considered already by Einstein) whether the quantum-mechanical wave function represents "reality" has recently attracted renewed interest. Amazingly, modern approaches inspired by Quantum Information Theory can provide answers. In my talk, I will provide an overview on them, focusing on a recent result that establishes a one-to-one correspondence between the wave function and the “elements of reality”.