Griffith University

## Talks by Howard Wiseman

## Can a qubit be your friend? Why experimental metaphysics needs a quantum computer

Howard Wiseman
Griffith University

Experimental metaphysics is the study of how empirical results can reveal indisputable facts about the fundamental nature of the world, independent of any theory. It is a field born from Bell’s 1964 theorem, and the experiments it inspired, proving the world cannot be both local and deterministic. However, there is an implicit assumption in Bell’s theorem, that the observed result of any measurement is absolute (it has some value which is not ‘relative to its observer’).

## Weak values: their meaning and uses in quantum foundations.

Howard Wiseman
Griffith University

Weak values were introduced by Aharonov, Albert, and Vaidman 25 years ago, but it is only in the last 10 years that they have begun to enter into mainstream physics. I will introduce weak values as done by AAV, but then give them a modern definition in terms of generalized measurements. I will discuss their properties and their uses in experiment. Finally I will talk about what they have to contribute to quantum foundations.

## What de Broglie--Bohm Mechanics tells us about the Nature of the Quantum State

Howard Wiseman
Griffith University

TBA

## Entanglement constrained by indistinguishability: a case study om Super-Selection Rules, Reference Frames amd Beyond

Howard Wiseman
Griffith University

Qauntum Information Theory