University of Birmingham > Talks@bham > Theoretical computer science seminar > Complex numbers and categorical structures

## Complex numbers and categorical structuresAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Jamie Vicary, University of Oxford
- Friday 15 January 2010, 14:00-15:00
- UG40 Computer Science.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Paul Levy. Complex Hilbert spaces are the state spaces of quantum theory, and a powerful way to study them is to look at the category that they form. We will see how the structures that live on this category are intimately tied to the nature of the complex numbers, and by giving these categorical structures direct physical interpretations, we will obtain a new understanding of why the complex numbers should be important in a quantum theory of physics. This talk is part of the Theoretical computer science seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- Computer Science Departmental Series
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