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Jeff Lundeen, University of Ottawa
Seeing is Believing: Direct Observation of a General Quantum State
Abstract: Central to quantum theory, the wavefunction is a complex distribution associated with a quantum system. Despite its fundamental role, it is typically introduced as an abstract element of the theory with no explicit definition. Rather, physicists come to a working understanding of it through its use to calculate measurement outcome probabilities through the Born Rule. Tomographic methods can reconstruct the wavefunction from measured...
Profs Brau, Chang, Kribs, and Majewski will do a panel discussion following the April 21 6:15 PM showing of the film “Particle Fever” at Eugene’s Bijou Metro. Link to Around the O news item.