Reality and Measurement in Algebraic Quantum Theory

NWW 2015, Nagoya, Japan, March 9-13

  • Masanao Ozawa
  • Jeremy Butterfield
  • Hans Halvorson
  • Miklós Rédei
  • Yuichiro Kitajima
  • Francesco Buscemi
Conference proceedings NWW 2015

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 261)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Quantum Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sarah Cannon, Andreas Döring
      Pages 3-65
    3. Klaas Landsman, Bert Lindenhovius
      Pages 97-118
    4. Miklós Rédei
      Pages 119-132
  3. Quantum Information

  4. Quantum Measurement

About these proceedings


This book features papers based on presentations at the “Nagoya Winter Workshop 2015: Reality and Measurement in Algebraic Quantum Theory (NWW 2015)”, held in Nagoya, Japan, in March 2015. The book includes new research results in quantum information theory, quantum measurement theory, information thermodynamics, operator algebraic and category theoretical foundations of quantum theory, as well as the interplay between experimental and theoretical investigations on the uncertainty principle. The foundations of quantum theory have been a source of mystery, puzzles and confusion, and have encouraged innovations in mathematical languages to describe, analyze, and delineate this wonderland. Both ontological and epistemological questions about quantum reality and measurement have been placed at the center of the mysteries originally explored by Bohr, Heisenberg, Einstein, and Schrödinger. This volume describes how those traditional problems are today explored from the most advanced perspectives. This book appeals to a broad audience of mathematicians, theoretical and experimental physicists, and philosophers of science.


algebraic quantum field theory quantum measurement theory operator algebras category theory quantum information theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Masanao Ozawa
    • 1
  • Jeremy Butterfield
    • 2
  • Hans Halvorson
    • 3
  • Miklós Rédei
    • 4
  • Yuichiro Kitajima
    • 5
  • Francesco Buscemi
    • 6
  1. 1.Graduate School of InformaticsNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Trinity CollegeCambridge UniversityCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific MethodLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK
  5. 5.College of Industrial TechnologyNihon UniversityNarashinoJapan
  6. 6.Graduate School of InformaticsNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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