Universität Wien FIND

442614 VU Modern Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 08.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 14.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 21.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 22.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 28.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 04.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 25.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 26.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 02.12. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 03.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 09.12. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 07.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 13.01. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 14.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 20.01. 11:00 - 11:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 21.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. 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

Final mark is the mean of four evaluation elements: a) crossing of the exercises in Moodle, b) at least one presentation on the blackboard, c) first exam and d) second exam. a and b has to be passed individually, while c and d need to be passed only on average.

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

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

Last modified: Tu 08.10.2019 18:49