Causality and nonlocality as axioms for quantum mechanics

S Popescu, D Rohrlich

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Abstract

Quantum mechanics permits nonlocality-both nonlocal correlations and nonlocal equations of motion-while respecting relativistic causality. Is quantum mechanics the unique theory that reconciles nonlocality and causality? We consider two models, going beyond quantum mechanics, of nonlocality: "superquantum" correlations, and nonlocal "jamming" of correlations. These models are consistent with some definitions of nonlocality and causality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAUSALITY AND LOCALITY IN MODERN PHYSICS
EditorsG Hunter, S Jeffers, JP Vigier
Place of PublicationDORDRECHT
PublisherSpringer
Pages383-389
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0-7923-5227-0
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventSymposium on Causality and Locality in Modern Physics and Astronomy - Open Questions and Possible Solutions - TORONTO
Duration: 25 Aug 199729 Aug 1997

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Causality and Locality in Modern Physics and Astronomy - Open Questions and Possible Solutions
CityTORONTO
Period25/08/9729/08/97

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