Causality and Nonlocality as Axioms for Quantum Mechanics

Sandu Popescu, Daniel Rohrlich

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Quantum mechanics permits nonlocality---both nonlocal correlations and nonlocal equations of motion---while respecting relativistic causality. Is quantum mechanics the unique theory that reconciles nonlocality and causality? We consider two models, going beyond quantum mechanics, of nonlocality: ``superquantum'' correlations, and nonlocal ``jamming'' of correlations. These models are consistent with some definitions of nonlocality and causality.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationCausality and Locality in Modern Physics
EditorsGeoffrey Hunter, Stanley Jeffers, Jean-Pierre Vigier
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-94-017-0990-3
StatePublished - 1998


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