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Physics within a quantum reference frame

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145304
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
DatePublished - 2011


We investigate the physics of quantum reference frames. Specifically, we study several simple scenarios involving a small number of quantum particles, whereby we promote one of these particles to the role of a quantum observer and ask what is the description of the rest of the system, as seen by this observer? We highlight the interesting aspects of such questions by presenting a number of apparent paradoxes. By unravelling these paradoxes, we obtain a better understanding of the physics of quantum reference frames.


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