Relativistic quantum measurement and decoherence : lectures of a workshop, held at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, April 9-10, 1999 / Heinz-Peter Breuer, Francesco Petruccione, eds.

Contributor(s): Breuer, Heinz-Peter, 1961- | Petruccione, F. (Francesco)
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 559.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2000Description: 1 online resource (x, 140 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540453697; 3540453695Subject(s): Quantum theory -- Congresses | Physical measurements -- Congresses | Coherence (Nuclear physics) -- Congresses | Coherence (Nuclear physics) | Physical measurements | Quantum theoryGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Relativistic quantum measurement and decoherence.DDC classification: 530.12 LOC classification: QC173.96 | .R45 2000Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Special relativity as an open question / David Z. Albert -- Event-ready entanglement / Pieter Kok, Samuel L. Braunstein -- Radiation damping and decoherence in quantum electrodylnamics / Heinz-Peter Breuer, Francesco Petruccione -- Decoherence: a dynamical approach to superselection rules? / Domenico Giulini -- Qunatum histories and their implications / Adrian Kent -- Quantum measurements and non-locality / Sandu Popescu, Nicolas Gisin -- False loss of coherence / William G. Unruh.
Summary: The development of a consistent picture for the processes of decoherence and quantum measurement requires a treatment which is compatible with the theory of relativity. This volume reviews some of the approaches suggested to solve or circumvent the arising difficulties. Starting from an analysis of the level of compatibility of the measurement problem with the special theory of relativity, the role of non-locality and entanglement are discussed. The subject is also addressed from the point of view of quantum optics and quantum information theory, as well as on the basis of group theoretic and algebraic methods. The emergence of decoherence in quantum electrodynamics is discussed from an open systems perspective.
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Special relativity as an open question / David Z. Albert -- Event-ready entanglement / Pieter Kok, Samuel L. Braunstein -- Radiation damping and decoherence in quantum electrodylnamics / Heinz-Peter Breuer, Francesco Petruccione -- Decoherence: a dynamical approach to superselection rules? / Domenico Giulini -- Qunatum histories and their implications / Adrian Kent -- Quantum measurements and non-locality / Sandu Popescu, Nicolas Gisin -- False loss of coherence / William G. Unruh.

The development of a consistent picture for the processes of decoherence and quantum measurement requires a treatment which is compatible with the theory of relativity. This volume reviews some of the approaches suggested to solve or circumvent the arising difficulties. Starting from an analysis of the level of compatibility of the measurement problem with the special theory of relativity, the role of non-locality and entanglement are discussed. The subject is also addressed from the point of view of quantum optics and quantum information theory, as well as on the basis of group theoretic and algebraic methods. The emergence of decoherence in quantum electrodynamics is discussed from an open systems perspective.

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