This paper investigates quantum logic from the perspective of categorical logic, and starts from minimal assumptions, namely the existence of involutions/daggers and kernels. The resulting structures turn out to (1) encompass many examples of interest, such as categories of relations, partial injections, Hilbert spaces (also modulo phase), and Boolean algebras, and (2) have interesting categorical/logical properties, in terms of kernel fibrations, such as existence of pullbacks, factorisation, and orthomodularity. For instance, the Sasaki hook and and-then connectives are obtained, as adjoints, via the existential-pullback adjunction between fibres.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Quantum Logic Programming Languages (QPL 2009, Oxford, UK, April 8-9, 2009)|
|Editors||B. Coecke, P. Panangaden, P. Selinger|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science|