dr M.P. Seevinck



Update 2015: I am no longer in academia; may love guide you in all your actions and thoughts.







Contents

  1. Life & Current Academia
  2. Publications
  3. Dissertation and Thesis
  4. Translations
  5. Talks
  6. Posters






Academic Output


    A: REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Caught in the undertow: There is structure beneath the ontic stream
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with F. Hasselman, R.F.A. Cox). Submitted. 2010.
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  2. No-signaling, perfect bipartite dichotomic correlations and local randomness
    M.P. Seevinck. Published in 'Proceedings of the International Conference Advances in Quantum Theory', AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1327, 2011. pp. 36-53
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
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  3. Can quantum theory and special relativity peacefully coexist?
    M.P. Seevinck. Invited white paper for Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality, John Polkinghorne 80th Birthday Conference. St Annes College, Oxford. 26 - 29 September 2010.
            Manuscript:   version to be published   arXiv
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  4. Not throwing out the baby with the bathwater: Bell's condition of local causality mathematically 'sharp and clean'
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with J. Uffink). Published in "Explanation, prediction and Confirmation. New trends and old ones reconsidered", Eds. D. Dieks, W.J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, Th. Uebel, M. Weber. Springer Publishing, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. pp. 425-450.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
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  5. Nonlocal setting and outcome information for violation of Bell's inequality
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with M. Pawlowski, J. Kofler, T. Paterek, C. Brukner). New Journal of Physics, vol.12, 083051 (2010).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   eprintweb.org

  6. Monogamy of Correlations vs. Monogamy of Entanglement
    M.P. Seevinck. Quantum Information Processing, vol. 9, 273 (2010).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  7. Discerning Elementary Particles
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with F.A. Muller). Philosophy of Science, 76 (April 2009) pp. 179-200.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv   PhilSci
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  8. Separability criteria for genuine multiparticle entanglement
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with Otfried Gühne). New Journal of Physics, Vol. 12, 053002 (2010).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  9. Partial separability and entanglement criteria for multiqubit quantum states
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with J. Uffink). Physical Review A, Vol. 78, 032101 (2008).
       -Selected for the September 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Quantum Information.
       -Selected for the September 15, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   prola   Google Scholar

  10. Strenghtened Bell inequalities for orthogonal spin directions.
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with J. Uffink). Physics Letters A, Vol. 372, 1205 (2008).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  11. Local commutativity versus Bell inequality violation for entangled states and versus non-violation for separable states
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with J. Uffink). Physical Review A, Vol.76, 042105 (2007).
       -Selected for the October 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Quantum Information.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   prola   Google Scholar

  12. Comment on "A local realist model for correlations of the singlet state" (Eur. Phys. J. B 53:139-142, 2006)
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with J.-Å. Larsson). The European Physical Journal B, vol 58, p.51 (2007).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  13. Classification and monogamy of three-qubit biseparable Bell correlations.
    M.P. Seevinck. Physical Review A, Vol. 76, 012106 (2007).
       -Selected for the July 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Quantum Information.
       -Selected for the July 23, 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   prola   Google Scholar

  14. Separable quantum states do not have stronger correlations than local realism. A comment on quant-ph/0611126 by Z. Chen.
    M.P. Seevinck. ArXiv: quant-ph/0701003. December 2006.
            Manuscript:   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  15. Is standard quantum mechanics technologically inadequate?
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with F.A. Muller). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 58, 595-604 (2007).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   PhilSci
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  16. The quantum world is not built up from correlations.
    M.P. Seevinck. Foundations of Physics, Vol. 36, 1573-1586, 2006.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv   PhilSci
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  17. Belleterie van EPR
    M.P. Seevinck. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Natuurkunde, Vol. 71, p. 354 (2005).
            Manuscript:   Published version
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  18. Addendum to ''Sufficient conditions for three particle entanglement and their tests in recent experiments''.
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with G. Tóth, O. Gühne and J. Uffink). Physical Review A, Vol. 72, 014101 (2005).
       -Selected for the July 2005 issue of Virtual Journal of Quantum Information.
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   prola   Google Scholar

  19. Holism, Physical Theories and Quantum Mechanics
    M.P. Seevinck. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 35B, 693-712 (2004).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv   PhilSci
            Cited by:   Citebase   Google Scholar

  20. Bell-type Inequalities for Partial Separability in N-particle systems and Quantum Mechanical Violations.
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with G. Svetlichny). Physical Review Letters, Vol. 89, 060401 (2002).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   prola   Google Scholar

  21. Sufficient conditions for three particle entanglement and their tests in recent experiments.
    M.P. Seevinck (co-authored with J. Uffink). Physical Review A, Vol. 65, 012107 (2001).
            Manuscript:   Published version   DOI   arXiv
            Cited by:   Citebase   prola   Google Scholar




    B: DISSERTATION and THESIS

  22. Parts and Wholes. An Inquiry into Quantum and Classical Correlations.
    Doctoral Dissertation. Utrecht University, October 2008. 284 pages. A4-size also available through arXiv or philsci-archive. A hard copy is obtainable via Igitur of the Utrecht University Library .

  23. Entanglement, Local Hidden Variables and Bell-inequalities. An investigation in multi-partite quantum mechanics.
    Masters Thesis, Utrecht University, June 2002 . [PDF]




    C: TRANSLATIONS

  24. The Circularity in von Neumann's Proof.
    Translation from German to English of 'Der Zirkel in NEUMANNs Beweis', section 7 from the essay of Grete Hermann 'Die Naturphilosophischen Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik'. Abhandlungen der Fries'schen Schule 6, 2 (1935), pp. 69-152.

  25. On the causal connection of the world. An extension of classical dynamics.
    Translation from German to Englisch of 'Über den Wirkungszusammenhang der Welt. Eine Erweiterung der klassischen Dynamik', by H. Tetrode, Zeitschrift für Physik, vol. 10, 317-328 (1922).

  26. The logic of non-simultaneously decidable propositions.
    Translation from German to Englisch of 'Die Logik nicht gleichzeitig entscheidbarer Aussagen', by Ernst Specker. Dialectica, vol. 14, 239-246 (1960). Citable version: arxiv.org/1103.4537.

  27. An invariant variation principle for the motion of many electrical mass particles.
    Translation from German to Englisch of 'Ein invarianter Variationssatz für die Bewegung mehrerer elektrischer Massenteilchen.', by A.D. Fokker. Zeitschrift für Physik, vol. 58, 386 - 393 (1929).


    D: TALKS

  28. Challenging the gospel: Grete Hermann on von Neumann’s no-hidden-variables proof. Talk held at CHPSTM Workshop ‘Grete Hermann: between physics and philosophy’, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. 5-6 May 2012.

  29. Quantum theorem shakes foundations? On the Pusey-Barrett-Rudolph result. Talks held at Cambridge (UK), Utrecht and Nijmegen (Netherlands). November-December 2011.

  30. From Bell's to Uffink's inequality and beyond. Talk held at European Goodbye Conference to Jos Uffink, Friday 15 July 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  31. Analyzing passion at a distance: non-local information needed for Bell inequality violation. Talk held at symposium on "Decoherence and No-Signalling: Current Interpretational Problems of Quantum Theory", Bern (Switzerland), June 2011; and at Radboud University Nijmegen, dept. of Mathematical Physics, July 2011.

  32. Einstein on 'Why Philosophy is Needed for Theory Construction'. Talk held at Center for the History of Philosophy and Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen, 10th December 2010 and at the Crash Test Club on February 18th 2011.

  33. Structuralism in Physics. Talk held at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, December 8th, 2010.

  34. Monogamy, entanglement and deep hidden variables. Talk held at QUIT, Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta", Pavia, Italy, 14th September 2010.

  35. Analyzing passion at a distance: progress in experimental metaphysics? Talk held at 16th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics, University of Aberdeen, 6-9 July 2010, UK.

  36. Monogamy of non-local correlations . Talk held at Advances in Quantum Theory, Växjö, Sweden, June, 2010.

  37. On the happy marriage of quantum foundations and information theory (or why physics needs quantum foundations). Talk held at Fysica 2010, Utrecht, the Netherlands, April 23, 2010.

  38. Composite systems and their representation in quantum and classical physics. Talk held at Workshop Part and Whole in Physics at the Lorentz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, March 24, 2010.

  39. Discerning Elementary Particles. Talk held at EPSA09, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 22 2009.

  40. Analyzing passion at a distance: progress in experimental metaphysics? Talk held at workshop ESF programme "The philosophy of science in European perspective", Zeist, the Netherlands, October 19 2009.

  41. Analyzing passion at a distance: progress in experimental metaphysics? Talk held at Centre for Time, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. June 10, 2009; and at the Workshop: Philosophical Perspectives on Understanding Quantum Mechanics at the the CLEA Institute, Free University Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium. October 9, 2009.

  42. Analyzing passion at a distance: progress in experimental metaphysics? Talk held at Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith's University, Brisbane, Australia. June 3, 2009; and at Center for Quantum Computer Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. June 4, 2009.

  43. Einstein on theory construction and unification. Lessons for current theoretical physics. Invited talk held at Spacetime & Relativity workshop, Center for Time, Sydney, Australia. April 15, 2009.

  44. Monogamy, entanglement and deep hidden variables.
    Invited talk held on February 24 2009 at IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria.

  45. Monogamy, entanglement and deep hidden variables.
    Invited talk held on February 12 2009 at DAMTP, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

  46. Deep Hidden Variables.
    Invited talk held at the Young Researchers Conference, December 8-12, 2008. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

  47. Parts and Wholes. On some results from my dissertation.
    Talk held at the two-day conference on the foundations of quantum mechanics, October 30-31, 2008. CLEA, Free University Brussels, Belgium.

  48. Deep Hidden Variables.
    Talk held at the one-day conference on the foundations of quantum mechanics, October 28, 2008. Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

  49. What is beneath the surface? On deeper level hidden-variables and comparing surface and subsurface levels.
    Talk held at the Workshop on 'Causality and Locality in Physics', 13 June 2008. Center for Logic and Philosophy of science, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

  50. On the merits of modeling quantum mechanics via semi-classical models.
    Talk held at the conference Models and Simulation 2, 11-13 October 2007. Center for Logic and Philosophy of science, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

  51. Deriving standard Bell inequalities from non-locality and its repercussions for the (im)possibility of doing experimental metaphysics.
    Talk held at the 15th UK and European meeting on the Foundations of Physics in Leeds, UK, March 29, 2007 and at the Oxford Philosophy of Physics Group, Oxford University, UK, November 30, 2006. [Oxford version]

  52. Bell Inequalities and Entanglement
    Talk held at a departmental day (department of Physics, Utrecht University), The Netherlands, June 21, 2006.

  53. Stunningly Stronger Bell inequalities
    Invited talk held at the One day European conference on the philosophy and foundations of physics, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 24th May 2006.

  54. Simulating Local Realism by Quantum mechaincs. Entanglement as a necessary resource to simulate all local hidden variable correlations.
    Talk held at the 33rd annual Philosophy of Science Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 10-14 April 2006. [PDF]

  55. The Quantum world is not build up out of correlations (although the quantum state is).
    Transparancies of a talk held on September 1st 2005 at the conference 'Philosophical and Foundational issues in Quantum Theory', September 1-5, 2005, Budapest, Hungary. [PDF]

  56. Holisme, emergentie, eigenschapstoekenning en begripsvorming vanuit fysisch perspectief.
    Transparancies of a talk [in Dutch] held on 13 juli 2005 for the 'Dynamische Systeem Groep' at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. [PDF]

  57. Historical and Conceptual Aspects of von Neumann's No Hidden Variables Argument
    Transparencies of talk presented at 13th UK meeting on the Philosophy of Physics,York, UK in September 2004 and at the Utrecht IGG Colloquium on Thursday October 7th, 2004. [PDF]

  58. Quantum Operations and Measurement.
    Transparencies of talk presented at Oviedo for the 12th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science on the quantum operations formalism. August 11th, 2003. [PDF]

  59. Multi-partite Entanglement versus multi-partite Non-locality.
    Transparencies of talk presented at Oxford, at Utrecht and at Nijmegen. Version: Februari 2003. [PDF]

  60. A Criterion for Holism in Quantum Mechanics.
    Transparencies of invited talk presented at Bonn for the International Workshop on Holism in Physical Theories July 6th, 2003 and at 12th UK conference of foundations of physics at Leeds, 2-6 September, 2003. Version: September 2003 Leeds. [PDF] ( Bonn-version [PDF])

  61. Grete Hermann. Philosopher, Physicist and Mathematician before her time? Transparencies of talk presented at Utrecht Denklunch. Fall 2002. [PDF]




    E: POSTERS

  62. Local commutativity versus Bell inequality violation for entangled states and versus non-violation for separable states. Presented at the Vienna Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics, June 7-10, 2007.

  63. What is Non-Classical about Quantum Entanglement? Presented at the Departmental Day, Sub-faculty of Physics, Utrecht University. June 12, 2008.