The Born rule as structure of spectral bundles (extended abstract)

Bertfried Fauser
Guillaume Raynaud
Steven Vickers
(School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham)

Topos approaches to quantum foundations are described in a unified way by means of spectral bundles, where the base space is a space of contexts and each fibre is its spectrum. Differences in variance are due to the bundle being a fibration or opfibration. Relative to this structure, the probabilistic predictions of the Born rule in finite dimensional settings are then described as a section of a bundle of valuations. The construction uses in an essential way the geometric nature of the valuation locale monad.

In Bart Jacobs, Peter Selinger and Bas Spitters: Proceedings 8th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2011), Nijmegen, Netherlands, October 27-29, 2011, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 95, pp. 81–90.
Published: 1st October 2012.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.95.8 bibtex PDF
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