Quantum Logic in Dagger Kernel Categories

Chris Heunen, Bart Jacobs

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper investigates quantum logic from the perspective of categorical logic, and starts from minimal assumptions, namely the existence of involutions/daggers and kernels. The resulting structures turn out to (1) encompass many examples of interest, such as categories of relations, partial injections, Hilbert spaces (also modulo phase), and Boolean algebras, and (2) have interesting categorical/logical/order-theoretic properties, in terms of kernel fibrations, such as existence of pullbacks, factorisation, orthomodularity, atomicity and completeness. For instance, the Sasaki hook and and-then connectives are obtained, as adjoints, via the existential-pullback adjunction between fibres.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-212
Number of pages36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Quantum logic
  • Dagger kernel category
  • Orthomodular lattice
  • Categorical logic


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