Central European Joint Programme

Intensive course

Beatrix Hiesmayr: "Testing Quantum Foundations in Particle Physics"
Vienna, 17-19 December 2010

Abstract: This series of talks will tackle very fundamental questions in modern quantum theory and relate them to some of the most fundamental questions in particle physics. For example it will be shown that a Bell inequality, detecting the nonlocality of quantum mechanics, is related to the observed tiny difference between matter and antimatter, the so called CP violation explored in particle physics. Herewith two different powerful concepts in physics, entanglement or its manifestation and symmetry, become surprisingly related. Further I will discuss decoherence models, entanglement measures, quantum marking and eraser procedures, i.e. the kaonic quantum eraser (which will be experimentally realized by the KLOE collaboration) and Bohr’s complementary relation for quantum systems other than ordinary matter and light. In particular I will provide novel insights into quantum theory by studying systems at different energy scales.

The course will take place at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna.

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