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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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A new book edited by Perimeter researcher Robert Spekkens and Visiting Fellow Giulio Chiribella highlights the information-theoretic approach to quantum…
/January 31, 2017
Yakir Aharonov is a giant of quantum theory, a Socratic figure known for pinning the entire field down under one…
/November 29, 2016
It has long been considered a non-negotiable law of physics: the speed of light is a constant. But is it…
/November 28, 2016
Perimeter Faculty member Laurent Freidel’s new research aims to revisit and revise the very notion of space.
/November 23, 2016
Perimeter Institute Distinguished Visiting Research Chair recognized for outstanding contributions to quantum foundations. 
/August 22, 2016
Theorists from Perimeter and experimentalists from the Institute for Quantum Computing have found a new way to test whether the…
/August 16, 2016
Even the greatest scientists have made some serious blunders. “Brilliant Blunders” concerns the evolution of life on Earth, of the…
/June 2, 2016
We present a unique look at the most famous thought experiment in quantum physics, in which an unfortunate (and, rest…
/March 14, 2016
When streams of thought converge, truth is found in the swirling eddies of opposing ideas. 
/March 13, 2016
To mark the 100-year anniversary of the theory that re-wrote the rule book of physics, Perimeter presents an overview of…
/March 13, 2016