705763 The quantum measurement problem

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 06.02.2018 Place course on memo list
705763
The quantum measurement problem
VO 2
2,5
weekly
every 3rd semester
German

Students having passed the course should comprehend the mathematical scheme of quantum theory sufficiently well in order to be able to follow critical discusssions of its various interpretations. They should understand the role of the quantum measurement problem (QMP) and what is meant by macro objectification. They should be able to evaluate critically the diverse attempts to solve the QMP. They should be capable of following the the line of reasoning which leads from the Einstein- Podolsky - Rosen argument to Bells nonlocality theorem.

Wigners formula for iterated quantum measurements and its simulation through stochstic variables. Theorem of Gleason-Kochen-Specker-Bell. The EPR-incompleteness argument. Bell's nonlocality theorem. CHSH-inequalities; Cirelson's bound; entanglement & nonlocality; the quantum measurement problem (QMP); Bohmian mechanics or the Coleman Hepp model as solutions of the QMP?

Oral presentation at the black board at a speed adapted to thoughtfull reception.

written exam

Lecture notes will be made accessible on OLAT.

John S Bell, Speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics, Cambridge Univ Press, 1987.

Franck Laloe, Do we really understand quantum mechanics?, Cambridge Univ Press, 2012.

not applicable
02.10.2017
Group 1
Date Time Location
Wed 2017-10-04
16.15 - 18.00 HS A (Technik) HS A (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-11
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-18
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-25
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-08
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-15
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-22
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-29
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-12-06
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2017-12-13
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-10
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-17
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-24
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-31
14.15 - 16.00 HS G (Technik) HS G (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-02-26
10.00 - 12.00 HS D (Technik) HS D (Technik) Barrier-free 2. Prüfung