I would appreciate any clarification (or opinion) on the relationship between Quantum Numbers and Quantum Information. My question is related to the puzzle wether matter merely(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); information or - at the basement level of reality - actually can be said torepresentsinformation.be

Just to give you an idea of where this is coming from:

It has been said that "information is neither matter nor energy, yet it needs matter for its concrete embodiment and energy for its communication". This coincides with the representational idea of information, e.g. as quantum information which is information beingin the state of a quantum system.held

On the other hand Max Tegmark has argued (in "Our Mathematical Universe") that "every [particle physics] reaction that isn’t forbidden (for violating some conservation law) appears to actually occur in nature. This means that we can think of the fundamental legos of particle physics asnot the particles themselves, but the conserved quantities [i.e. their quantum numers]." Tegmark proceeds that the quantum numbers are purely mathematical objects, but you can just as well look at them as being nothing more than a couple bits of information.being

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# A Relationship between Quantum Numbers and Quantum Information

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