## Quantum Foundations in the Light of Quantum Information (2001)

Venue: | PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP, MYKONOS GREECE |

Citations: | 17 - 2 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Fuchs01quantumfoundations,

author = {Christopher A. Fuchs},

title = {Quantum Foundations in the Light of Quantum Information },

booktitle = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP, MYKONOS GREECE},

year = {2001},

pages = {38--82},

publisher = {Turchi (IOS Press}

}

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### Abstract

In this paper, I try to cause some good-natured trouble. The issue at stake is when will we ever stop burdening the taxpayer with conferences and workshops devoted— explicitly or implicitly—to the quantum foundations? The suspicion is expressed that no end will be in sight until a means is found to reduce quantum theory to two or three statements of crisp physical (rather than abstract, axiomatic) significance. In this regard, no tool appears to be better calibrated for a direct assault than quantum information theory. Far from being a strained application of the latest fad to a deepseated problem, this method holds promise precisely because a large part (but not all) of the structure of quantum theory has always concerned information. It is just that the physics community has somehow forgotten this.

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