UnfinishedWork: A Bequest
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The following is a list of projects on which some results have been achieved but are still incomplete. Participants in this Conference and their students and colleagues are invited to carry investigations further: (1) A quantum mechanical limitation upon the possibility of exact measurement due to the existence of additive conserved quantities; (2) The apparent impossibility of achieving a quantum mechanical mixture of definite measurement outcomes by means of a measurement procedure that is reliable or even approximately reliable if the initial state of the object is a superposition of eigenstates with different eigenvalues; (3) The extension to a system of n particles, with n greater than two, of an established complementarity relation between one-particle and two-particle interferometric visibilities in a two-particle system; (4) The refinement and performance of a proposed experiment for testing the hypothesis that the validity of the Pauli Exclusion Principle is a time dependent phenomenon, holding with increasing accuracy with the aging of an ensemble of fermions; (5) The resolution of the conflict between the locality implied by the special theory of relativity and the non-locality exhibited by violations of Bell's Inequalities in entangled quantum mechanical systems.
KeywordsComplete State Pauli Exclusion Principle Standard Quantum Mechanic Fringe Visibility Versus Pair
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