Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 18-24
Nicolas Gisin [Show Biography]
Prof. Nicolas Gisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952. He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the University of Geneva in 1981. After a post-doc at the University of Rochester, NY, and four years in industry, he joined the Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva where he has led the optics section since 1988. His activities range from the foundations of quantum physics to applications in quantum communications. He received two consecutive ERC Advanced Grants. In 2009 he was the first awardee of the John Steward Bell prize and in 2014 the Swiss Science prize delivered by the Marcel Benoist Foundation.
A definition of a Realistic Physics Theory is proposed based on the idea that, at all time, the set of physical properties possessed (at that time) by a system should unequivocally determine the probabilities of outcomes of all possible measurements.
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N. Gisin, Quantum nonlocality: how does nature do it?
, Science, 326, 1357-8 (2009).
N. Harrigan and R. W. Spekkens, Einstein, incompleteness, and the epistemic view of quantum states
, Foundations of Physics 40, 125 (2010).
N. Gisin, Non-realism: deep thought or a soft option?
. Found. Phys. 42, 80 (2012).
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