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No qualms about quantum theory

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue:

Physics Lecture Theatre 1, Sandy Bay Campus

Summary:

Professor Berge Englert will argue that quantum theory is a well-defined local theory with a clear interpretation.

Presenter(s):

  • Professor Berge Englert

Quantum theory has been singularly successful in the almost one-hundred years since its foundations were laid by Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Max Born, Paul Dirac, and others. Nevertheless, there is a debate – seemingly never ending – about the so-called “measurement problem” and other perceived problems. Professor Berge Englert will argue that quantum theory is a well-defined local theory with a clear interpretation. No measurement problem or any other foundational matters are waiting to be settled.

The answers to questions such as

  • What is a physical theory?
  • What are the preexisting concepts in quantum theory?
  • Probabilities in quantum theory are probabilities for what?
  • What is state reduction? Do wave functions collapse?
  • Is there instant action at a distant?
  • Is quantum theory nonlocal?
  • Where is Heisenberg’s cut?
  • How many interpretations do we need?
  • Is there a measurement problem?
  • Demonstrate the case.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

University of Tasmania, Physics Lecture Theatre 1, Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart
Sandy Bay
Hobart, Tasmania 7005 Australia
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Phone:
+61418323341
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