Tel Aviv University
Next week we will have a special colloquium talk by Paul Busch (University
of York), as part of the TIDY Distinguished lecture series in Mathematical
Physics. The details are appended below.
Please note the different day, time and room.
The usual Monday colloquium is canceled due to the Holocaust Remembrance
For information about future colloquia, see
TIDY Distinguished lecture in Mathematical Physics
Tuesday, 9/4/2013, 11:10, Schreiber 008, Tel Aviv University.
Tea and coffee at 11:00, same room.
Speaker: Paul Busch (University of York)
Title: Quantum Uncertainty - in All Its Guises
Abstract: The Uncertainty Principle, conceived by W. Heisenberg in
1927, epitomises the fundamental philosophical implications of quantum
mechanics and its radical departure from classical physics. For
decades, there has been an air of vagueness and perhaps even mystique
around its formulation and interpretation, which may have contributed
to the media hype in 2012 when it was announced that the principle had
been experimentally violated. In this lecture I survey precise
mathematical formulations of Heisenberg's principle in all its guises
as a statement about (a) uncertainties, (b) unsharpness, (c)
measurement inaccuracies, and (d) disturbance due to measurement. Recent
claims about the failure of the principle are shown to be untenable and
found to have arisen from the unwarranted extrapolation of classical
physical intuitions about measurement inaccuracies.
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