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Course on “Quantum Paradoxes”

March 4March 8

Course on “Quantum Paradoxes”

Augusto Smerzi
INO-CNR, LENS, University of Florence, Italy


• Classical and quantum entanglement
• The quantum theory of measurement
• Bohm, Everett and Copenhagen
• The statistical interpretation and the PBR theorem
• The Einstein-Podolski-Rosen paradox
• Non-locality, realism and free will: the Bell inequality
• How flaws can advance physics: the FLASH protocol
• No-cloning theorem, teleportation and no-signaling
• The GHZ paradox and Hardy’s impossibility
• The several friends of Wigner
• etc.

The aim of the course is to provide a modern view on the foundations of
quantum mechanics, digging on (possibly) controversial aspects and recent
The course will be in English. It requires the previous knowledge of quantum
mechanics and is therefore addressed to Researchers, PhD and Master

The lectures will be at the LP2N institute in room E302 (third floor). The
lectures will be on Tuesday and Friday 10:00 – 12:00, starting from
March 4th, 2024, for a total of 24 hours.

Prior registration to enter the institute is required, please send an email to:
Andrea Bertoldi <andrea.bertoldi@institutoptique.fr>
Augusto Smerzi <augusto.smerzi@ino.it>
(hand written) lecture notes
Do we really understand Quantum Mechanics?, Laloë, Cambridge (2019)
Quantum theory: concepts and methods, Peres, Kluwer (1995)
Quantum paradoxes, Aharanov and Rohrilch, Wiley (2005)


March 4
March 8


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