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Displaying all lectures given by: Renato Renner


PIRSA:18040085  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Quantum theory cannot consistently describe the use of itself
Speaker(s): Renato Renner
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Date: 05/04/2018 - 10:30 am

PIRSA:16070050  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
An Extension of the Wigner’s Friend Gedankenexperiment
Speaker(s): Renato Renner
Abstract: In this talk I consider the following principle that one may impose on any physical theory T: "If an agent uses T to describe a system which includes another agent who herself uses T then no logical contradictions should arise.” I then propose a gedankenexperiment, which can be regarded as an ... read more
Date: 27/07/2016 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:13050085  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Constraints on generalizations of quantum theory
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Date: 28/05/2013 - 3:40 pm

PIRSA:13050059  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
On the non-extendibility of quantum theory
Speaker(s): Renato Renner
Abstract: I will present a recent theorem that asserts that there cannot exist an "extension of quantum theory" that allows us to make more informative predictions about future measurable events (e.g., whether a horizontally polarized photon passes a polarization filter with a given orientation) than standard... read more
Date: 27/05/2013 - 10:05 am

PIRSA:11050038  ( Flash Presentation , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
How Fundamental is the Uncertainty Principle?
Speaker(s): Renato Renner
Abstract: According to quantum theory, it is impossible to prepare the state of a system such that the outcome of any projective measurement on the system can be predicted with certainty. This limitation of predictive power, which is known as the uncertainty principle, is one of the main distinguishing proper... read more
Date: 12/05/2011 - 10:50 am
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