Nonlocal measurements in the time-symmetric quantum mechanics

Lev Vaidman*, Izhar Nevo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although for some nonlocal variables the standard quantum measurements which are reliable, instantaneous, and nondemolition, are impossible, demolition reliable instantaneous measurements of all variables are possible. It is shown that this is correct also in the framework of the time-symmetric quantum formalism, i.e. nonlocal variables of composite quantum systems with quantum states evolving both forward and backward in time are measurable in a demolition way. The result follows from the possibility to reverse with certainty the time direction of backward evolving quantum states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1528-1535
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number11-13
StatePublished - 20 May 2006


  • Nonlocal measurements
  • Quantum measurements
  • Time symmetry


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