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New study highlights importance of context in physical theories

February 26, 2021

New study highlights importance of context in physical theories

In his study Contextuality of General Probabilistic Theories Dr Shahandeh examines which structural property of a theory like quantum mechanics makes it subject to contextuality. He said: “In this work we determine the geometric features that give rise to non-contextuality or contextuality of a physical theory. Physicist Dr Farid Shahandeh said: “Imagine a physical theory in which the explanation of the trajectory of an apple falling from a tree differs for Gala and Pink Lady. But, we know that if we try to interpret quantum mechanics in classical terms, it becomes contextual, and therefore counter-intuitive. “Any seemingly unnecessary and senseless parameter like this adds context to a theory’s description of a physical phenomenon. “Fortunately, classical theories are not about contextuality. It has just been published in PRX Quantum, a prestigious journal of the American Physical Society.

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