Quantum mechanics as a framework for dealing with uncertainty

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Layman's description

In contrast to our everyday experience, quantum physics has taught us that there is a fundamental degree of uncertainty in the properties of things and in the sequence of events. With ever-increasing control that we are learning to take over individual quantum objects, we are finding ways of harnessing uncertainties to our advantage, such as, for example, in the transmission of secret messages, where an eavesdropper will not go unnoticed due to the sensitivity of the quantum channel.

Key findings

We show how quantum uncertainty can be better understood by casting it in the various possible forms of classical presentations of quantum probability theory.
Effective start/end date21/05/0927/05/09