The Kadison-Singer problem

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The Kadison-Singer problem

In quantum mechanics, unlike in classical mechanics, one cannot make precise predictions about how a system will behave. Instead, one is concerned with mere probabilities. Consequently, it is a very important task to determine the basic probabilities associated with a given system. In this snapshot we will present a recent uniqueness result concerning these probabilities.

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Mathematical subjects

Analysis
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Computer Science
Physics

Author(s)

Alain Valette
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Sophia Jahns

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2014-008-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

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Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
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Life Science
Physics
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