Objectivity of classical quantum stochastic processes





June 28, 2023 2:30 PM

Place: Room 203, Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84427806931

Meeting ID: 844 2780 6931

Access code: nisq


Quantum mechanics is a flagship example of non-classical physical theory. To human users, many aspects of quantum theory often appear highly counter-intuitive and sometimes even paradoxical. Hence, it is only natural to look for instances when quantum mechanics puts on a familiar classical appearance. In this vein, there was a recent resurgence of efforts in the search for the signatures of classicality manifesting in the statistics of the sequential measurements. Here we consider what can be concluded about the quantum system when the measurements of its observable---the so-called quantum stochastic process---appear to the observer as a sampling of classical trajectory. We identify the physical conditions under which the quantum observable appears as a classical trajectory, and more importantly, we find that this trajectory picture also applies in contexts other than sequential measurements.