Advertisement

Quantum Chance

Nonlocality, Teleportation and Other Quantum Marvels

  • Nicolas Gisin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 1-5
  3. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 7-25
  4. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 27-35
  5. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 37-41
  6. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 43-52
  7. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 53-59
  8. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 61-66
  9. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 67-76
  10. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 77-94
  11. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 95-103
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 105-109

About this book

Introduction

Quantum physics, which offers an explanation of the world on the smallest scale, has fundamental implications that pose a serious challenge to ordinary logic. Particularly counterintuitive is the notion of entanglement, which has been explored for the past 30 years and posits an ubiquitous randomness capable of manifesting itself simultaneously in more than one place.
This amazing 'non-locality' is more than just an abstract curiosity or paradox: it has entirely down-to-earth applications in cryptography, serving for example to protect financial information; it also has enabled the demonstration of 'quantum teleportation', whose infinite possibilities even science-fiction writers can scarcely imagine.
This delightful and concise exposition does not avoid the deep logical difficulties of quantum physics, but gives the reader the insights needed to appreciate them . From 'Bell's Theorem' to experiments in quantum entanglement, the reader will gain a solid understanding of one of the most fascinating areas of contemporary physics.

Keywords

Bell's Theorem Genuine Indeterminism Logical Paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics Popular Exposition of Quantum Mechanics Quantum Communication Quantum Cryptography Explained Quantum Entanglement without Maths Quantum Nonlocality Paradox Quantum Teleportation

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Gisin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05473-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Copernicus, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05472-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05473-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Electronics
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods
Aerospace