Research Interests

My primary research interest at present is in the foundations of quantum theory, that is to say, the proper way of formulating standard quantum mechanics in terms of a Hilbert space in such a way that time evolution of a quantum system can be described in a consistent way, without producing paradoxes, or requiring a notion of measurement. In addition, I work on quantum information theory, which deals with the transmission of information and the presence of noise in a system in which characteristic quantum effects are important, and on problems in quantum computation. I also do work, at a less serious level, on the problem of irreversibility in statistical mechanics, and on various issues having to do with the relationship of science and Christian theology (mainly of the evangelical protestant variety).

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Section 34: Computer and Information Sciences