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New Scientist, November 2017 and January 2020, and Haaretz (Israeli newspaper), April 2019
Discusses my work (see also here) on an approach to the foundations of physics in which not the external world, but the self is fundamental:
M. P. Müller, Law without law: from observer states to physics via algorithmic information theory, Quantum 4, 301 (2020).
Haaretz discusses my work along with that of Nick Bostrom and Donald Hoffman. Let me clarify: I am a big fan of Nick Bostrom’s work, but I am very skeptical of some of the parts of Donald Hoffman’s work that claim to relate to fundamental physics. Also, I am not claiming that “the world does not exist”, only that it is not fundamental. I am also not claiming that “we live in a computer simulation” (though I believe it is very important that our world is a computable structure in some technical sense), but rather that there we are fundamentally not embeddedneither in an external world (it only looks approximately as if we were) nor in a computer simulation.

Quanta Magazine, February 13, 2019:
Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch

Discusses our work on deriving the Born rule:
Ll. Masanes, T. D. Galley, and M. P. Müller, The measurement postulates of quantum mechanics are operationally redundant, Nat. Commun. 10, 1361 (2019).
For an excellent description in German, see Martin Bäker’s blog. See also the headline at Science Alert and three blog posts: Science After Sunclipse, More Quantum,

Der Standard, February 1, 2019:
In a hypothetical world, quantum computers would be “boring”. In more than three spatial dimensions and with more complex bits, quantum computers would not be more powerful. (Click on image for article).

A very imaginative interpretation of our paper on an improved reconstruction of quantum theory and the three-dimensionality of the Bloch ball:
M. Krumm and M. P. Müller, Quantum computation is the unique reversible circuit model for which bits are balls, npj Quantum Inf. 5, 7 (2019).

See also Tiroler TageszeitungR&D Magazinephys.orgSpace Dailyinnovations-reportnewswiseEurekAlert!, and elsewhere.

New Scientist, February 5, 2022
Do we create space-time? A new perspective on the fabric of reality

Describes work by our colleagues Flaminia Giacomini and Caslav Brukner on quantum reference frames, and then summarizes our paper below, and how it has inspired recent work by Flavio Mercati and Giovanni Amelino-Camelia and co-authors.

P. A. Höhn and M. P. Müller, An operational approach to spacetime symmetries: Lorentz transformations from quantum communication, New J. Phys. 18, 063026 (2016).

Click here for a short excerpt of the New Scientist article., July 9, 2012
Classical problem becomes undecidable in a quantum setting

Discusses our publication
J. Eisert, M. P. Müller, and C. Gogolin, Quantum measurement occurrence is undecidable, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 260501 (2012).
See also Searching for the Impossible, FQXi Article, January 16, 2015.

If you find this interesting, you should also have a look at the masterful work by Toby Cubitt, David Pérez-García and Michael Wolf, in particular this. Journal version of their result (I was not involved, and their work was in general completely independent from ours):
T. S. Cubitt, D. Pérez-García, and M. Wolf, Undecidability of the spectral gap, Nature 528, 207-211 (2015).

See also Nature News of December 9, 2015.

Nature Physics Research Highlights, July 1, 2011
And thus the quantum

Summarizes our publication
Ll. Masanes and M. P. Müller, A derivation of quantum theory from physical requirements, New J. Phys. 13, 063001 (2011)
in which we derive the Hilbert space formalism of quantum theory from five simple principles.

Our work was one of the first complete reconstructions of quantum theory from simple information-theoretic principles.

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