The retrocausal tip of the quantum iceberg

Avshalom C. Elitzur, Eliahu Cohen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


We discuss the fundamental role of non-events in quantum mechanics. The (non-)emission of a particle from an isolated atom under the uncertainty principle is studied with the aid of two novel gedankenexperiments, one using projective measurements and the other going deeper with the aid of weak measurements. We describe the basic experimental setups, point out the surprising predictions of quantum theory, analyzed using the Two-State-Vector Formalism, and briefly conclude with some broader implications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Retrocausation III
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415119
StatePublished - 31 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Quantum Retrocausation International Symposia - San Diego, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 201616 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference3rd Quantum Retrocausation International Symposia
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Author(s).


Dive into the research topics of 'The retrocausal tip of the quantum iceberg'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this