We investigate the physics of quantum reference frames. Specifically, we study several simple scenarios involving a small number of quantum particles, whereby we promote one of these particles to the role of a quantum observer and ask what is the description of the rest of the system, as seen by this observer? We highlight the interesting aspects of such questions by presenting a number of apparent paradoxes. By unravelling these paradoxes, we obtain a better understanding of the physics of quantum reference frames.
|Translated title of the contribution||Physics within a quantum reference frame|
|Journal||Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|