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Title: On the Colbeck–Renner theorem

In three papers, Colbeck and Renner [Nat. Commun. 2, 411 (2011); Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 150402 (2012); e-print arXiv:1208.4123] argued that “no alternative theory compatible with quantum theory and satisfying the freedom of choice assumption can give improved predictions.” We give a more precise version of the formulation and proof of this remarkable claim. Our proof broadly follows theirs, which relies on physically well motivated axioms, but to fill in some crucial details, certain technical assumptions have had to be added, whose physical status seems somewhat obscure.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486400
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Mathematical Physics; Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FORECASTING; HIDDEN VARIABLES; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; QUANTUM MECHANICS; UNITARY SYMMETRY