Talk on "Quantum Mechanics vs Local Hidden Variables -- A Bayesian View"

03.07.2018 10:00 - 11:30

by Berthold-Georg Englert; Centre for Quantum Technologies and Department of Physics, National University of Singapore



The data of four recent experiments --- conducted in Delft, Vienna, Boulder, and Munich with the aim of refuting nonquantum hidden-variables alternatives to the quantum-mechanical description --- are evaluated from a Bayesian perspective of what constitutes evidence in statistical data. It is found that each of the experiments provides strong, or very strong, evidence in favor of quantum mechanics and against the nonquantum alternatives. This Bayesian analysis supplements the previous non-Bayesian ones, which refuted the alternatives on the basis of small p-values, but could not support quantum mechanics.


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