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260007 VO Modern Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (2021W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
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Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Tuesday 19.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 09.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 16.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 23.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 30.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 07.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 14.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 11.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 18.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Even after more than 90 years of quantum mechanics the researches have not reached a consensus on what its philosophical and epistemological implications are. A prerequisite for understanding quantum theory is to learn about various failures of explaining quantum behaviour on the basis of the classical notion of reality. This course focuses exactly on this point: what quantum mechanics is not. The lectures and accompanying exercises provide a theoretical minimum for working on quantum foundations as an independent researcher, including all the necessary background knowledge from quantum theory.
Topics: Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, Kochen-Specker theorem, Bell’s theorem, non-local boxes, non-local and no-signalling correlations, no-go theorem for finite-speed influences, non-extendibility of quantum theory, Pusey-Barrett-Rudolph theorem, no-go theorem for finite information content in a quantum system, and no-go theorem for observer-independent facts.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade is based on a final written exam that includes both conceptual and technical problems. More than 50% of the points are required to pass the exam; grades are scaled linearly from the 50% threshold.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Theoretische Physik I-II

Examination topics

Topics from the content of the entire lecture

Reading list

A manuscript will be provided. Additional literature will be regularly provided on the topics of the lecture. The material will be collected on the Moodle learning platform.

Association in the course directory

ERGB, ERG 3

Last modified: Mo 02.08.2021 16:48