Reply to Svensson: Quantum Violations of the Pigeonhole Principle

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"In our paper in PNAS (1), we describe a quantum violation of the pigeonhole principle. We describe a situation (involving pre- and postselection) in which we put three particles in two boxes and we never find two particles in the same box. We presented both a 'strong measurement' analysis and a 'weak measurement' one. In his comment, Svensson (2) makes two points. The first refers to our strong measurement experiment and the second to the weak measurement one."


This response was originally published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2016. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1602477113


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