Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Physics and Astronomy
In this dissertation I will probe the innate uncertainty of quantum mechanics. After deriving the necessary tools I will tackle Popper's experiment, a long misunderstood thought experiment with recent experimental results. I will then discuss how uncertainty changes when making measurements from different relativistic reference frames and resolve some on the tension between quantum mechanics and relativity. Finally I utilize the practical aspect of quantum uncertainty and describe a practical quantum key distribution scheme.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Richardson, Christopher David, "Entanglement, uncertainty and relativity in fundamental mechanics with an application in QKD" (2012). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 555.
Dowling, Jonathan P.