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Escaping Heisenberg uncertainty

Barbara Terhal TU Delft:

One of the lessons of quantum mechanics is that we cannot measure the position and momentum of a particle simultaneously. Surprisingly, this does not preclude being able to determine modular values for its position and momentum simultaneously. We explain how this is possible and how recent experiments with the motional state of a trapped-ion qubit can lead to a first implementation of this idea.