A2 Review article in a scientific journal
An invitation to quantum incompatibility




List of Authors: Heinosaari T, Miyadera T, Ziman M
Publisher: IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Journal name in source: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL
Journal acronym: J PHYS A-MATH THEOR
Volume number: 49
Issue number: 12
ISSN: 1751-8113
eISSN: 1751-8121

Abstract


In the context of a physical theory, two devices, A and B, described by the theory are called incompatible if the theory does not allow the existence of a third device C that would have both A and B as its components. Incompatibility is a fascinating aspect of physical theories, especially in the case of quantum theory. The concept of incompatibility gives a common ground for several famous impossibility statements within quantum theory, such as 'nocloning' and 'no information without disturbance'; these can be all seen as statements about incompatibility of certain devices. The purpose of this paper is to give a concise overview of some of the central aspects of incompatibility.



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