Seminar with Dr. Roberto Dobal Baldijão- May 13, 2022 (friday) – 10:15 a.m.

10/05/2022 20:39

THE PHYSICS GRADUATE PROGRAM invites everyone to the seminar:

Quantum Darwinism and the spreading of classical information in non-classical theories

Dr. Roberto Dobal Baldijão



Quantum Darwinism helps us to understand how our world ends up looking classical, besides being non-classical in nature. It posits that such emergence of a classical reality relies on the spreading of classical information from a quantum system to many parts of its environment. But what are the essential physical principles of quantum theory that make this mechanism possible? We address this question by formulating the simplest instance of Darwinism — CNOT-like fan-out interactions – in a class of probabilistic theories that contain classical and quantum theory as special cases. We determine necessary and sufficient conditions for any theory to admit such interactions. We find that every theory with non-classical features that admits this idealized spreading of classical information must have both entangled states and entangled measurements. Furthermore, we show that Spekkens’ toy theory admits this form of Darwinism, and so do all probabilistic theories that satisfy principles like strong symmetry, or contain a certain type of decoherence processes. Our result suggests the counter-intuitive general principle that in the presence of local non-classicality, a classical world can only emerge if this non-classicality can be “amplified” to a form of entanglement.

Date: May 13, 2022 – (friday) – Time: 10:15 a.m.

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