Bohmian mechanics and quantum information

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Abstract

Many recent results suggest that quantum theory is about information, and that quantum theory is best understood as arising from principles concerning information and information processing. At the same time, by far the simplest version of quantum mechanics, Bohmian mechanics, is concerned, not with information but with the behavior of an objective microscopic reality given by particles and their positions. What I would like to do here is to examine whether, and to what extent, the importance of information, observation, and the like in quantum theory can be understood from a Bohmian perspective. I would like to explore the hypothesis that the idea that information plays a special role in physics naturally emerges in a Bohmian universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-355
Number of pages21
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • Bohmian mechanics
  • De Broglie-Bohm theory
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum reality

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