Daniel Gomez Vergel, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Madrid
Axiomatic Structure of Quantum Mechanics

In this talk, we will briefly revise the algebraic formulation of classical and quantum physical systems in terms of $C^\ast$-algebras. We will check that, in the case of atomic systems, this description is actually better motivated than the usual Dirac-von Neumann axiomatic structure of Quantum Theory, which becomes nearly inevitable in this context — except for the so-called measurement problem and the reduction of the wave packet, concerning the interaction between the quantum system and the measuring apparatus, which will be briefly analyzed.