Formulating and finding higher-order interference

Conference Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (All day) to Friday, August 5, 2016 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Foundations

 

As first noticed by Rafael Sorkin, one possible way in which quantum theory could break
down would be the discovery of interference between three or more mutually exclusive
possibilities. Actually searching for this in experiment requires an entirely operational
formulation. At this workshop existing proposals for such formulations will be discussed,
and the participants will work on overcoming their shortcomings, with a particular focus
on eliminating the unrealistic requirement of sharp measurements. There will also be
discussions on where to look for such interference, whether any sensible theories predict
it, and what its implications would be.
 
 
  • Howard Barnum, Universityof New Mexico
  • Benjamin Huard, Ecole Normale Superieure
  • Thomas Kauten, University of Innsbruck
  • Ciarn Lee, University of Oxford
  • John SelbyImperial College London
  • Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
  • Howard Barnum, Universityof New Mexico
  • Joshua Combes, Perimeter Institute
  • Matthew Graydon, Perimeter Institute
  • Lucien HardyPerimeter Institute
  • Benjamin Huard, Ecole Normale Superieure
  • Thomas Kauten, University of Innsbruck
  • Marius Krumm, University of Western Ontario
  • Ciarn Lee, University of Oxford
  • Markus Mueller, Perimeter Institute & University of Western Ontario
  • Matthew PuseyPerimeter Institute
  • John SelbyImperial College London
  • Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
  • Rafael Sorkin, Perimeter Institute
  • Elie WolfePerimeter Institute

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 10:30am

Opening Remarks

Alice Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Thomas Kauten, University of Innsbruck
TBA

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor
Reserved Table

2:00 – 3:00pm

Howard Barnum, University of New Mexico
TBA

Alice Room

3:00 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:30 – 5:30pm

Collaboration

Alice Room

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 10:30am

Markus Mueller, Perimeter Institute &
University of Western Ontario
Does relativistic causality constrain interference phenomena?

Alice Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
TBA

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

Reserved Table

2:00 – 3:00pm

John Selby, Imperial College London
Higher-order interference and phase transformations in operational theories

Alice Room

3:00 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:30 – 5:30pm

Collaboration

Alice Room

6:00pm Banquet Bistro - 2nd Floor

Friday, August 5, 2016

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 10:30am

Matthew Pusey, Perimeter Institute
What experimental contextuality might teach us about experimental higher-order interference

Alice Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Benjamin Huard, Ecole Normale Superieure
TBA

Alice Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor
Reserved Table

2:00 – 3:000pm

Ciaran Lee, University of Oxford
Higher-order interference doesn't help in searching for a needle in a haystack

Alice Room

3:00 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:30 – 5:30pm

Collaboration

Alice Room

 

 

Thursday Aug 04, 2016
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Wednesday Aug 03, 2016
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Wednesday Aug 03, 2016
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Scientific Organziers:

  • Markus Mueller, Perimeter Institute & University of Western Ontario
  • Matthew PuseyPerimeter Institute