@book{c5eecf89c0e041e69b0da7a9e3b6d288,

title = "Rethinking causality in quantum mechanics: Doctoral Thesis accepted by The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia",

abstract = "Causality is central to understanding the mechanisms of nature: some event {"}A{"} is the cause of another event “B”. Surprisingly, causality does not follow this simple rule in quantum physics: due to to quantum superposition we might be led to believe that {"}A causes B” and that {"}B causes A”. This idea is not only important to the foundations of physics but also leads to practical advantages: a quantum circuit with such indefinite causality performs computationally better than one with definite causality. This thesis provides one of the first comprehensive introductions to quantum causality, and presents a number of advances. It provides an extension and generalization of a framework that enables us to study causality within quantum mechanics, thereby setting the stage for the rest of the work. This comprises: mathematical tools to define causality in terms of probabilities; computational tools to prove indefinite causality in an experiment; means to experimentally test particular causal structures; and finally an algorithm that detects the exact causal structure in an quantum experiment.",

keywords = "Quantum Causality, Causality, Causal Order, Indefinite Causal Order, Causal Nonseparability, Quantum Switch, Noncausal Processes, Quantum Causal Discovery, Quantum Causal Models",

author = "Christina Giarmatzi",

year = "2019",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-030-31930-4",

language = "English",

isbn = "9783030319298",

series = "Springer Theses: Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research",

publisher = "Springer, Springer Nature",

address = "United States",

}