Beyond Causal Explanation
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  • Release Date: 2021-05-21
  • EPR correlations
  • relativity principle
  • principle explanation
  • Reichenbach’s Principle
  • retrocausality
  • locality
  • contextuality
  • no preferred reference frame
  • causal modelling
  • quantum information theory
Video Introduction

This video is adapted from 10.3390/e23010114

In this video, researchers offer a principle account of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) correlations (quantum entanglement) and quantum contextuality by applying a generalization of the relativity principle ("no preferred reference frame," NPRF) to the measurement of Planck's constant h to underwrite the qubit Hilbert space structure with its SU(2)/SO(3) transformation properties. Quantum information theorists (QIT) reconstruct denumerable-dimensional quantum mechanics (QM) in composite fashion from the qubit Hilbert space structure. Thus, researchers see that NPRF is to QIT reconstructions of QM, as NPRF is to the Lorentz transformations of special relativity (SR), since the postulates of SR can be stated as NPRF applied to the measurement of the speed of light c. Unlike retrocausal accounts, our principle explanation is a complete rejection of Reichenbach's Principle.

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Stuckey, W.; Silberstein, M.; Mcdevitt, T. Beyond Causal Explanation. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 25 April 2024).
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