Publications

2017

Combes, Joshua; Ferrie, Christopher; Leifer, Matthew S.; Pusey, Matthew F.

Why protective measurement does not establish the reality of the quantum state Journal Article

In: Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations, vol. 5, pp. 189–211, 2017.

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Leifer, Matthew S.; Pusey, Matthew F.

Is a time symmetric interpretation of quantum theory possible without retrocausality Journal Article

In: Proc. Roy. Soc. A, vol. 473, pp. 20160607, 2017.

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2016

Leifer, M. S.

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone Journal Article

In: Spontaneous Generations, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 105–108, 2016.

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Leifer, M. S.

Mathematics is Physics Book Section

In: Aguirre, A.; Foster, B.; Merali, Z. (Ed.): Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics, pp. 21–40, Springer, 2016, (Second prize winner of the 2015 FQXi essay contest.).

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2015

Jennings, David; Leifer, Matthew

No return to classical reality Journal Article

In: Contemporary Physics, vol. 57, pp. 60–82, 2015.

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Fritz, Tobias; Leifer, Matthew

Plausibility measures on test spaces Unpublished

2015.

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Leifer, M. S.

"It from bit'' and the Quantum Probability Rule Book Section

In: Aguirre, A.; Foster, B.; Merali, Z. (Ed.): It From Bit or Bit From It? On Physics and Information, pp. 5–23, Springer, 2015, (Winning entry of the 2013 FQXi essay contest.).

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Pusey, Matthew F.; Leifer, Matthew S.

Logical pre- and post-selection paradoxes are proofs of contextuality Proceedings Article

In: Heunen, C.; Selinger, P.; Vicary, J. (Ed.): Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic, pp. 295–306, 2015.

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2014

Leifer, M. S.; Spekkens, R. W.

A Bayesian approach to compatibility, improvement, and pooling of quantum states Journal Article

In: J. Phys. A, vol. 47, pp. 275301, 2014, (Selected by the editors for inclusion in the "Highlights of 2014" collection.).

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Leifer, M. S.

Psi-epistemic models are exponentially bad at explaining the distinguishability of quantum states Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 112, pp. 160404, 2014.

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Leifer, M. S.

Is the quantum state real? An extended review of psi-ontology theorems Journal Article

In: Quanta, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 67–155, 2014.

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2013

Leifer, M. S.

Point–Counterpoint: Can anything be learned from surveys on the interpretations of quantum mechanics? Journal Article

In: The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 4–6, 2013.

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Leifer, M. S.

Computing With Quantum Cats: From Colossus To Qubits by John Gribbin and Schrödinger's Killer App: Race To Build The World's First Quantum Computer by Jonathan Dowling Journal Article

In: The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 8–10, 2013.

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Leifer, M. S.; Maroney, O. J. E.

Maximally epistemic interpretations of the quantum state and contextuality Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 110, no. 12, pp. 120401, 2013.

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Leifer, M. S.; Spekkens, R. W.

Towards a Formulation of Quantum Theory as a Causally Neutral Theory of Bayesian Inference Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. A, vol. 88, no. 5, pp. 052130, 2013.

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2012

Barnum, Howard; Barrett, Jonathan; Leifer, Matthew; Wilce, Alexander

Teleportation in General Probabilistic Theories Proceedings Article

In: Abramsky, S.; Mislove, M. (Ed.): Mathematical Foundations of Information Flow (Proceedings of the Clifford Lectures 2008), pp. 25–47, American Mathematical Society, 2012.

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Barnum, H.; Barrett, J.; Clark, L.; Leifer, M.; Spekkens, R.; Stepanik, N.; Wilce, A.; Wilke, R.

Entropy and information causality in general probabilistic theories (addendum) Journal Article

In: New J. Phys., vol. 14, pp. 129401, 2012.

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Leifer, M. S.

Response to Griffiths Journal Article

In: The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 6, 2012.

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Leifer, M. S.

The Mathematical Language of Quantum Theory: From Uncertainty to Entanglement by Teiko Heinosaari and Mario Ziman Journal Article

In: The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 11–13, 2012.

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Leifer, M. S.

Elegance and Enigma: The Quantum Interviews by Maximilian Schlosshauer Journal Article

In: American Journal of Physics, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 266, 2012.

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2011

Leifer, M. S.

PBR, EPR, and all that jazz Journal Article

In: The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1–3, 2011.

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2010

Barnum, H.; Barrett, J.; Clark, L.; Leifer, M.; Spekkens, R.; Stepanik, N.; Wilce, A.; Wilke, R.

Entropy and information causality in general probabilistic theories Journal Article

In: New J. Phys., vol. 12, pp. 033024, 2010.

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2009

Barrett, Jonathan; Leifer, Matthew

The de Finetti theorem for test spaces Journal Article

In: New J. Phys., vol. 11, pp. 033024, 2009.

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2008

Barnum, Howard; Dahlsten, Oscar C. O.; Leifer, Matthew; Toner, Ben

Nonclassicality without entanglement enables bit commitment Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 2008, pp. 386-390, 2008.

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Leifer, Matthew; Poulin, David

Quantum Graphical Models and Belief Propagation Journal Article

In: Ann. Phys., vol. 323, pp. 1899, 2008.

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2007

Barnum, Howard; Barrett, Jonathan; Leifer, Matthew; Wilce, Alexander

Generalized no-broadcasting theorem Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 99, pp. 240501, 2007.

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Leifer, M. S.

Conditional Density Operators and the Subjectivity of Quantum Operations Proceedings Article

In: Adenier, G.; Fuchs, C. A.; Khrennikov, A. Yu. (Ed.): Foundations of Probability and Physics-4, pp. 172-186, AIP, 2007.

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2006

Barnum, Howard; Barrett, Jonathan; Leifer, Matthew; Wilce, Alexander

Cloning and Broadcasting in Generic Probabilistic Theories Unpublished

2006.

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Leifer, M. S.

Quantum Dynamics as an analog of Conditional Probability Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. A, vol. 74, pp. 042310, 2006.

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2005

Leifer, M. S.

Nondeterministic testing of Sequential Quantum Logic propositions on a quantum computer Unpublished

2005.

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Barrett, Jonathan; Leifer, Matthew; Tumulka, Roderich

Bell's Jump Process in Discrete Time Journal Article

In: Europhysics Letters, vol. 72, no. 5, pp. 685-690, 2005.

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Leifer, M. S.; Spekkens, R. W.

Logical Pre- and Post-Selection paradoxes, measurement-disturbance and contextuality Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of Quantum Structures 2004, pp. 1977-1987, Springer Netherlands, 2005.

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Leifer, M. S.; Spekkens, R. W.

Pre- and Post-Selection paradoxes and contextuality in quantum mechanics Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 95, pp. 200405, 2005.

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2004

Leifer, M. S.; Linden, N.; Winter, A.

Measuring Polynomial Invariants of Multi-Party Quantum States Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. A, vol. 69, pp. 052304, 2004.

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2003

Leifer, M. S.

Entangled Quantum Dynamics PhD Thesis

University of Bristol, 2003.

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Leifer, M. S.; Henderson, L.; Linden, N.

Optimal Entanglement Generation from Quantum Operations Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. A, vol. 67, pp. 012306, 2003.

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2002

Bennett, C. H.; Cirac, J. I.; Leifer, M. S.; Leung, D. W.; Linden, N.; Popescu, S.; Vidal, G.

Optimal simulation of two-qubit Hamiltonians using general local operations Journal Article

In: Phys. Rev. A, vol. 66, pp. 012305, 2002.

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Refereed Journal Articles

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Preprints

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Book Reviews

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Newsletter Articles

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Ph.D. Thesis

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