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Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Jeffrey Bub


The fascinating discoveries of the new fields of quantum information, quantum computation, and quantum cryptography are brought to life in this book in a way that is accessible and interesting to a wide range of readers, not just the experts. From a modern perspective, the characteristic feature of quantum mechanics is the existence of strangely counterintuitive correlations between distant events, which can be exploited in feats like quantum teleportation, unbreakable cryptographic schemes, and computers with enormously enhanced computing power. Schrödinger coined the term “entanglement” to d ... More

Keywords: entanglement, quantum nonlocality, Bell’s theorem, Bell’s inequality, Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox, quantum teleportation, quantum computation, quantum cryptography, Schrödinger’s cat, quantum measurement problem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718536
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Bub, author
Distinguished University Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Maryland