Laurie Letertre: Indefinite Causal Orders in Quantum Physics

07. 04. 2022  | 14:00    Centre for Medieval Studies´ Meeting room, Institute of Philosophy CAS, Jilská 1, Prague 1

In quantum physics, causal nonseparability characterises experiments (or better, quantum processes) that are incompatible with any definite causal structure among interacting parties. One talks about indefinite causal orders. A famous example of causally nonseparable processes is called the quantum switch (QS). It is extensively studied in the literature in virtue of its simple architecture and its various implementations in laboratories.



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