The Swiss Quantum Initiative aims to further strengthen Switzerland’s leading position in the field of quantum technology, from basic research to application.

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Foundations of Quantum Physics beyond Bell - Celebrating 60 years of Bell's theorem


Les Diablerets

The year 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of Bell's theorem, a result that arguably had the single strongest impact on modern foundations of quantum physics.

John Bell
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Bell’s legacy will be celebrated with two joint workshops, one in Switzerland and one in Austria, which will gather physicists working on quantum foundations as well as philosophers and historians. These workshops will focus on the state-of-the-art research on quantum foundations, with the aim of going beyond Bell’s inequalities and showing the breadth and the depth that foundational research in quantum theory has reached.

Swiss Event

The first workshop will take place in Les Diablerets (Switzerland) on April 15-19, 2024. The topical focus of the workshop, although not limited to that, will be on measurements in quantum physics in a broad sense: from the realizability of joint (non-local) measurements to the “impossible measurements” in quantum field theory, from the thermodynamic cost of quantum measurements to the quantum measurement problem in Wigner’s friend scenarios. This workshop is by invitation only, but the talks and the discussion will be available on streaming.


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