Quantum Bayesianism---Something Old, Something New


Fuchs, C. (2010). Quantum Bayesianism---Something Old, Something New. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/10030036


Fuchs, Chris. Quantum Bayesianism---Something Old, Something New. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 10, 2010, https://pirsa.org/10030036


          @misc{ pirsa_10030036,
            doi = {10.48660/10030036},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/10030036},
            author = {Fuchs, Chris},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {Quantum Bayesianism---Something Old, Something New},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2010},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:10030036 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Chris Fuchs Raytheon Company

Talk Type Scientific Series


Quantum Bayesianism is a point of view on quantum foundations that says that there is no such thing as a “measurement problem” because there is no such THING as a quantum state: Quantum states are not things---instead information. But the view doesn’t stop there; it starts there! Taking the idea seriously over the last 15 years has been the direct motivation for a number of theorems and objects in quantum information theory: from the no-broadcasting theorem, to the quantum de Finetti theorem, and even some quantum cryptographic alphabets. I will review some of this, and then move on to the holy grail of present efforts: Finding an efficient representation of quantum states in terms of a singular probability function. Doing so leads to the hard technical problem of demonstrating the existence of a certain very symmetric sets of quantum states, and holds out the hope of understanding the amount of “quantum stuff” in a physical system in terms of a single parameter. (I.e., there is the THING that the quantum state is not).