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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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Randomness amplification
Speaker(s): Roger Colbeck
Abstract: I will discuss what we know about creating randomness within physics. Although quantum theory prescribes completely random outcomes to particular processes, could it be that within a yet-to-be-discovered post-quantum theory these outcomes are predictable? We have recently shown that this is not possible, using a very natural assumption. In the present talk, I will discuss some recent progress towards relaxing this assumption, providing arguably the strongest evidence yet for truly random processes in our world.
Date: 10/05/2011 - 4:10 pm
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