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Four Dimensional Geometry and the Kochen-Specker Theorem

speaker: Padmanabhan K. Aravind (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

abstract: The Kochen-Specker theorem, first proved in 1967, rules out the existence of noncontextual hidden variables theories that have been proposed as deterministic alternatives to quantum mechanics. This talk gives a survey of several four-dimensional configurations of rays that have recently been used to give new proofs of the theorem. Some applications of these proofs are also explored.

Tue 17 May, 10:00 - 11:00, Aula Dini
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