Live blogging: Dittrich

We can embed a discrete state into a contiuum theory and describe those states as equivalence classes of states in that theory.

Cylindrical consistency ensures that the result of a computation (e.g. an inner product, an expectation value) does not depend on which representative one chooses. This gives us a contiuum theory!

Huggett: where does the cylinder come in? Artefact from QFT!

How do we embed? embeddings should be determined by the dynamics of the theory; and fine- and coarse graining should play a role!


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