PIRSA:14110044

Quantum theory and spacetime: a different perspective

APA

(2014). Quantum theory and spacetime: a different perspective. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/14110044

MLA

Quantum theory and spacetime: a different perspective. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 05, 2014, https://pirsa.org/14110044

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_14110044,
            doi = {10.48660/14110044},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/14110044},
            author = {},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations, Quantum Information},
            language = {en},
            title = {Quantum theory and spacetime: a different perspective},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2014},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:14110044 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

Quantum information theory has taught us that quantum theory is just one possible probabilistic theory among many others. In the talk, I will argue that this "bird's-eye" perspective does not only allow us to derive the quantum formalism from simple physical principles, but also reveals surprising connections between the structures of spacetime and probability which can be phrased as mathematical theorems about information-theoretic scenarios.