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Boolean Logic in Quantum Physics

Boolean Logic in Quantum Physics
Celebrating George Boole 200
  • 19 Aug 2015 - 19 Aug 2015
  • 20:00
  • Aula Maxima, UCC

A public lecture during the UCC Mathematical Science Conferences

Join us in the Aula Maxima for a public lecture as part of the George Boole Mathematical Sciences Conference. Learn about cutting edge mathematical research listen as Prof. Hans Maassen (Radboud University, Nijmegen) explains the Breakdown of Boolean Logic in Quantum Physics.

On this bicentenary of George Boole of Cork, we consider the role of Boolean logic in physics, and contrast it with the quantum logic proposed by Birkhoff and von Neumann in 1936. Although the latter work is not widely known, it could arguably be considered as a major breakthrough in our thinking about the material world. Boolean thinking needs replacement in quantum physics. Starting from this point of view we discuss the phenomenon of entanglement, the impossibility of copying quantum information, and some further quantum phenomena.

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