Speaker: Dr. Tasuku Murayama (Tokyo Institute of Fundamental Studies)
Title: Deriving the Born Rule from Logical Inferences
Date & Time: March 25 (Fri), 2018, AM 10:30-12:00
Place: room B493, Kami Campus, KUT
The Born rule plays an important role to relate the abstract formalism of quantum mechanics to probability distributions obtained by experiments. This role is good enough in practice, but, to deepen our understanding of quantum mechanics, it could be desirable and valuable to argue the meaning of the probability given by the Born rule. In this talk, I show that we can interpret the Born rule by a natural extension of a major interpretation of classical probability, called the logical interpretation. In the logical probability interpretation, (classical) probability is seen as a generalized truth value of a proposition under incomplete information. This work enables us to treat quantum probability and classical one by the same fashion. Also I’ll argue the relation between this interpretation and logical inferences.