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Concepts and applications of quantum measurement

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In this thesis I discuss the nature of ‘measurement’ in quantum theory. ‘Measurement’ is associated with several different processes: the gradual imprinting of information about one system onto another, which is well understood; the collapse of the wavefunction, which is ill-defined and troublesome; and finally, the means by which inferences about unknown experimental parameters are made.

I present a theoretical extension to an experimental proposal from Leggett and Garg, who sugges...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Quantum Nanotechnology group
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Materials

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:2838a30b-302c-4fac-9e86-1ca452a88a83
Local pid:
ora:8682

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