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Entanglement, Information, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gregg Jaeger
    Pages 95-188
  3. Gregg Jaeger
    Pages 189-257
  4. Gregg Jaeger
    Pages 259-269
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1-36

About this book


This book explores the nature of quantum entanglement and quantum information and their role in the quantum world. Their relations to a number of key experiments and thought experiments in the history of quantum physics are considered, as is a range of interpretations of quantum mechanics that have been put forward as a means of understanding the fundamental nature of microphysics - the traditionally accepted domain of quantum mechanics - and in some cases, the universe as a whole. In this way, the book reveals the deep significance of entanglement and quantum information for our understanding of the physical world.

This book is a major accomplishment and invaluable contribution -- Arkady Plotnitsky

An encyclopedic treatment of conceptual quantum mechanics as seen from a very up-to-date point of view --Tom Toffoli

A mine of ideas for physicists, philosophers, and all intellectuals interested in this scientific revolution -- Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano


Applications of quantum phenomena Entanglement and non-locality Philosophy of quantum mechanics Quantum information Quantum information processing Quantum paradoxes Technology and quantum physics probability quantum entanglement explained quantum mechanics

About the authors

After graduating in mathematics, philosophy, and physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gregg Jaeger undertook his doctoral work in physics at Boston University under Abner Shimony, with whom he discovered new complementarity relations in quantum interferometry. He currently holds a professorship at Boston University, where he has offered courses in the mathematics, natural science, and philosophy departments. His recent research has focused on decoherence, entanglement theory, quantum computing, and quantum cryptography.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“As the title suggests, this book focuses on interpreting quantum mechanics in light of entanglement and information theory. … provides an introduction to entanglement and the mathematics of quantum mechanics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Academic libraries serving upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (E. Kincanon, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010)

“The book under review … summarize and compare the most important ideas in the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and to explore both how these ideas may be altered by recent developments in quantum information, and how interpretational issues may inform the operational goals of quantum information. … contains a great deal of interesting material about both the history and the philosophy of the interpretation of quantum mechanics, which is well worth reading. … of interest to students of the foundations of quantum mechanics … .” (Todd A. Brun, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 a)