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Quantum Foundations

The study of quantum foundations concerns the conceptual and mathematical underpinnings of quantum theory. Research in quantum foundations at Perimeter Institute aims to refine and reformulate quantum theory in ways that express its true nature and structure.

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How do you put a theory like quantum mechanics to the test? One way is to develop competing theories and…
/Jan 08, 2019
Just because a theory works, doesn’t mean we understand it, writes Dan Falk.
/Dec 11, 2018
More than 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe is built from protons and neutrons and the nuclei…
/Oct 19, 2018
Test your knowledge of all things great and small.
/Oct 12, 2018
Dozens of physicists, doctors, medical researchers, and engineers laid the foundations for MRI in science and built technologies on top…
/Sep 01, 2018
Quantum computing will rely on having a working quantum memory, but how can you verify if that memory really is…
/Aug 10, 2018
Is a category mistake at the root of our troubles with quantum theory? Perimeter Faculty member Robert Spekkens explores the…
/Jun 01, 2018
Quantum mechanics has a reputation for being one of the trickiest subjects to wrap one’s brain around. But there’s plenty…
/Feb 15, 2018
Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018 at 7 PM ET Tickets for seats in the theatre are now sold out. The live…
/Feb 05, 2018
New research proposes a way to test whether quantum entanglement is affected by consciousness.
/May 19, 2017