The space of measurement outcomes as a spectrum for non-commutative algebras

Bas Spitters
(Radboud University Nijmegen)

Bohrification defines a locale of hidden variables internal in a topos. We find that externally this is the space of partial measurement outcomes. By considering the double negation sheafification, we obtain the space of measurement outcomes which coincides with the spectrum for commutative C*-algebras.

In S. Barry Cooper, Prakash Panangaden and Elham Kashefi: Proceedings Sixth Workshop on Developments in Computational Models: Causality, Computation, and Physics (DCM 2010), Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-10th July 2010, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 26, pp. 127–133.
Published: 9th June 2010.

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