The Principle of Locality made simple

MAN-DUEN CHOI 蔡文端  (University of Toronto)

9:30 am to 10:30 am, May 12th, 2015   Science Building A1510


In physics, the Principle of Locality states that an object is influenced directly only by its immediate surroundings. This could be transformed to a simple mathematical statement of NO wisdom at all. Nevertheless, with extravagant assumption (on the obvious truth) and fascinating explanation (of the ultimate nonsense), the Principle may become a big Law/Theory/Theorem or an incredible Paradox to shake your heart/body. This is an expository talk of my own adventure in the quantum wonderland (concerning the mathematical structure problems of direct sums and tensor products). No working knowledge of quantum information is required in this talk.

About the speaker:

Man-Duen Choi (蔡文端) 教授为加拿大皇家科学院院士、多伦多大学数学系教授。