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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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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
Researchers at Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing find quantum causality is “much richer than in the classical world.”
/May 09, 2017
Theoretical physics is a notoriously difficult subject to explain. So it’s especially impressive that Henry Reich can tackle tricky physics…
/Mar 20, 2017
Watch a three-part documentary about Perimeter Institute that focuses on humankind’s understanding of time, and its relation to the structure…
/Mar 08, 2017
A new book edited by Perimeter researcher Robert Spekkens and Visiting Fellow Giulio Chiribella highlights the information-theoretic approach to quantum…
/Jan 31, 2017
Yakir Aharonov is a giant of quantum theory, a Socratic figure known for pinning the entire field down under one…
/Nov 29, 2016