Heisenberg proof of the Balian-Low theorem Academic Article uri icon


  • We give an alternate proof of the fact that a function generating a basis of coherent states must have an infinitely long tail in either position space or momentum space. Our argument is a very natural one in which the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle enters directly. 1988 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

published proceedings

  • Letters in Mathematical Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Battle, G.

citation count

  • 69

complete list of authors

  • Battle, Guy

publication date

  • January 1988