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What is Quantum Information?

  • Editors:
  • Olimpia Lombardi, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
  • Sebastian Fortin, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
  • Federico Holik, National University of La Plata, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
  • Cristian López, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
Sebastian Fortin, Olimpia Lombardi, Armond Duwell, Cristian López, Jeffrey Bub, Dennis Dieks, Juan Roederer, Adán Cabello, Amit Hagar, David Wallace, Federico Holik, Gustavo Martin Bosyk, Guido Bellomo, Ángel Ricardo Plastino
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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107142114

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  • Combining physics and philosophy, this is a uniquely interdisciplinary examination of quantum information science which provides an up-to-date examination of developments in this field. The authors provide coherent definitions and theories of information, taking clearly defined approaches to considering information in connection with quantum mechanics, probability, and correlations. Concepts addressed include entanglement of quantum states, the relation of quantum correlations to quantum information, and the meaning of the informational approach for the foundations of quantum mechanics. Furthermore, the mathematical concept of information in the communicational context, and the notion of pragmatic information are considered. Suitable as both a discussion of the conceptual and philosophical problems of this field and a comprehensive stand-alone introduction, this book will benefit both experienced and new researchers in quantum information and the philosophy of physics.

    • A unique multi-perspective discussion of the conceptual and philosophical problems of quantum information science, ensuring cross-discipline relevance
    • Brings together several of the foremost academics working in quantum information science from across a range of disciplines
    • Provides both a discussion of the conceptual subtleties of quantum information science and a comprehensive standalone introduction to the field
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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107142114
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 179 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. About the Concept of Information:
    1. About the concept of information Sebastian Fortin and Olimpia Lombardi
    2. Representation, information, and theories of information Armond Duwell
    3. Information, communication, and manipulability Olimpia Lombardi and Cristian López
    Part II. Information and quantum mechanics:
    4. Quantum versus classical information Jeffrey Bub
    5. Quantum information and locality Dennis Dieks
    6. Pragmatic information in quantum mechanics Juan Roederer
    7. Interpretations of quantum theory: a map of madness Adán Cabello
    Part III. Probability, Correlations, and Information:
    8. On the tension between ontology and epistemology in quantum probabilities Amit Hagar
    9. Inferential versus dynamical conceptions of physics David Wallace
    10. Classical models for quantum information Federico Holik and Gustavo Martin Bosyk
    11. On the relative character of quantum correlations Guido Bellomo and Ángel Ricardo Plastino
    Index.

  • Editors

    Olimpia Lombardi, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
    Olimpia Lombardi is the director of a research group in the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of chemistry. She has reviewed for several of the most prestigious journals specialized in physics and the philosophy of science, and has been awarded grants from the Foundational Questions Institute, New York and the John Templeton Foundation.

    Sebastian Fortin, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
    Sebastian Fortin is a Research Fellow of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, and has spoken and published widely on quantum information theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and the foundations of quantum chemistry.

    Federico Holik, National University of La Plata, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
    Federico Holik is a Research Fellow of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina. His research focusses on the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, the interpretation of quantum probabilities, and the study of the logical, algebraic and geometrical aspects of the quantum formalism.

    Cristian López, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
    Cristian López is a Visiting Fellow of the Münich Center for Mathematical Philosophy and holds a graduate-research fellowship at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina. His research focusses on the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of time.

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    Sebastian Fortin, Olimpia Lombardi, Armond Duwell, Cristian López, Jeffrey Bub, Dennis Dieks, Juan Roederer, Adán Cabello, Amit Hagar, David Wallace, Federico Holik, Gustavo Martin Bosyk, Guido Bellomo, Ángel Ricardo Plastino

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