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Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle and Quantum Field Theory
, 1997
"... Reichenbach's principle of a probabilistic common cause of probabilistic correlations is formulated in terms of relativistic quantum field theory and the problem is raised whether correlations in relativistic quantum field theory between events represented by projections in local observable alg ..."
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Reichenbach's principle of a probabilistic common cause of probabilistic correlations is formulated in terms of relativistic quantum field theory and the problem is raised whether correlations in relativistic quantum field theory between events represented by projections in local observable algebras A(V1) and A(V2) pertaining to spacelike separated spacetime regions V1 and V2 can be explained by finding a probabilistic common cause of the correlation in Reichenbach's sense. While this problem remains open, it is shown that if all superluminal correlations predicted by the vacuum state between events in A(V1) and A(V2) have a genuinely probabilistic common cause, then the local algebras A(V1) and A(V2) must be statistically independent in the sense of C*independence.
Current trends in axiomatic quantum field theory
, 1998
"... In this article a non–technical survey is given of the present status of Axiomatic Quantum Field Theory and interesting future directions of this approach are outlined. The topics covered are the universal structure of the local algebras of observables, their relation to the underlying fields and th ..."
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In this article a non–technical survey is given of the present status of Axiomatic Quantum Field Theory and interesting future directions of this approach are outlined. The topics covered are the universal structure of the local algebras of observables, their relation to the underlying fields and the significance of their relative positions. Moreover, the physical interpretation of the theory is discussed with emphasis on problems appearing in gauge theories, such as the revision of the particle concept, the determination of symmetries and statistics from the superselection structure, the analysis of the short distance properties and the specific features of relativistic thermal states. Some problems appearing in quantum field theory on curved spacetimes are also briefly mentioned. 1
Werner,R.F.,: Entanglement, HaagDuality and Type Properties of Infinite Quantum Spin Chains. Rev.Math.Phys
"... We consider an infinite spin chain as a bipartite system consisting of the left and right halfchain and analyze entanglement properties of pure states with respect to this splitting. In this context we show that the amount of entanglement contained in a given state is deeply related to the von Neum ..."
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We consider an infinite spin chain as a bipartite system consisting of the left and right halfchain and analyze entanglement properties of pure states with respect to this splitting. In this context we show that the amount of entanglement contained in a given state is deeply related to the von Neumann type of the observable algebras associated to the halfchains. Only the type I case belongs to the usual entanglement theory which deals with density operators on tensor product Hilbert spaces, and only in this situation separable normal states exist. In all other cases the corresponding state is infinitely entangled in the sense that one copy of the system in such a state is sufficient to distill an infinite amount of maximally entangled qubit pairs. We apply this results to the critical XY model and show that its unique ground state ϕS provides a particular example for this type of entanglement. 1