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In Praise of Quantum Uncertainty

by 1,*,† and 2,†
1
Faculty of Engineering & the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 5290002, Israel
2
Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology & Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba 8410501, Israel
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The authors contributed equally to this work.
Entropy 2020, 22(3), 302; https://doi.org/10.3390/e22030302
Received: 15 January 2020 / Revised: 21 February 2020 / Accepted: 2 March 2020 / Published: 6 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Entanglement)
Quantum uncertainty has a tremendous explanatory power. Coherent superposition, quantum equations of motion, entanglement, nonlocal correlations, dynamical nonlocality, contextuality, discord, counterfactual protocols, weak measurements, quantization itself, and even preservation of causality can be traced back to quantum uncertainty. We revisit and extend our previous works, as well as some other works of the community, in order to account for the above claims. Special emphasis is given to the connection between uncertainty and nonlocality, two notions which evolved quite independently and may seem distinct but, in fact, are tightly related. Indeterminism, or more precisely, locally consistent indeterminism, should be understood as the enabler of most quantum phenomena (and possibly all of them). View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum mechanics; uncertainty; indeterminism; quantum nonlocality; entanglement; contextuality quantum mechanics; uncertainty; indeterminism; quantum nonlocality; entanglement; contextuality
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Cohen, E.; Carmi, A. In Praise of Quantum Uncertainty. Entropy 2020, 22, 302. https://doi.org/10.3390/e22030302

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Cohen E, Carmi A. In Praise of Quantum Uncertainty. Entropy. 2020; 22(3):302. https://doi.org/10.3390/e22030302

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Cohen, Eliahu; Carmi, Avishy. 2020. "In Praise of Quantum Uncertainty" Entropy 22, no. 3: 302. https://doi.org/10.3390/e22030302

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