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Witnessing non-classicality beyond quantum theory

Witnessing non-classicality beyond quantum theory. Published in Physical Review D. By Chiara Marletto (QISS Oxford Physics) and Vlatko Vedral (QISS Oxford Physics). Popular Summary: This paper provides the strongest theoretical basis for recently proposed experiments to test quantum effects in gravity, achieving the remarkable result that such experiments, if performed successfully, would rule out all …

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Quantum information and the arrow of time

Quantum information and the arrow of time. Andrea Di Biagio (QISS Rome), Pietro Donà, Carlo Rovelli (QISS Marseille)  pre-published at  Popular Summary: Standard formulations of quantum mechanics feature two distinct laws describing how the state of a quantum system changes in time. The first law, the Schrödinger equation, is smooth and time-reversal symmetric. By looking …

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Wigner’s friend through experiment: relativity of facts

[1] Facts are relative, Caslav Brukner, Nature Physics volume 16, pages 1172–1174 (2020),  [2] A no-go theorem for the persistent reality of Wigner’s friend’s perception (under review) Popular summary:  The quantum measurement problem is one of the most fundamental in quantum theory and its putative solutions are at the centre of controversy over their alternative interpretations. …

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New Scientist — Why Quantum is Relative

Quantum weirdness isn’t weird – if we accept objects don’t exist We can grasp the truth about the quantum world, as long as we abandon our most cherished assumption about what’s real and what’s not Further details here

Science et Vie — The whole universe would have originated from a Planck star

Where does our Universe come from? To this fundamental question, if any, the physicist Carlo Rovelli provides an answer based on a theory that attempts to unify Einstein’s general relativity with quantum mechanics: it would come from a Planck star, a tiny star born during a rebound … from a previous universe. Further details here. …

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phys.org: Testing Quantum Gravity with Non-Gaussianity

An international team of experts, led by the University of Nottingham, have demonstrated that only quantum and not classical gravity could be used to create a certain informatic ingredient that is needed for quantum computation. Their research “Non-Gaussianity as a signature of a quantum theory of gravity” has been published today in PRX Quantum. Please see the article …

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