Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Rotman Institute of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario

1151 Richmond Street
London N6A5B8
Canada

Sponsor(s):

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
  • Western Research

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Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics is a two day workshop taking place June 11-12, 2016 at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo, and Research Western.

The workshop is inspired by Jeffrey Bub’s recently published book "Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates" (Oxford University Press). The workshop will bring together diverse views on issues raised by and related to Professor Bub’s work on developing an information-theoretic interpretation of quantum theory.

The workshop will be preceded by a graduate student conference, the 16th Annual Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics (LMP) Graduate Student Conference (http://logicmathphysics.ca/).

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1) Jeffrey Bub, University of Maryland, to be followed by commentaries from:   - Leah Henderson, University of Groningen - Allen Stairs, University of Maryland - Christopher Timpson, University of Oxford

2) Gilles Brassard, University of Montreal

3) Armond Duwell, University of Montana

4) Joseph Emerson, University of Waterloo

5) Laura Felline, Roma Tre University

6) Marissa Giustina, University of Vienna

7) Lucien Hardy, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

8) Richard Healey, University of Arizona

9) Matthew Pusey, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

10) Rüdiger Schack, University of London

11) Robert Spekkens, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

DATES AND REGISTRATION:

Conference Date: June 11-12, 2016

Everyone is welcome to attend, and attendance is free. However so that we may make suitable arrangements we ask that you please register your attendance via the workshop's website: http://philphysics.uwo.ca/

SPONSORS:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca)

Rotman Institute of Philosophy (http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/)

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca)

Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo (https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing)

Western Research (https://www.uwo.ca/research)

ORGANIZERS:

Wayne Myrvold

Markus Müller

Lucas Dunlap

Michael Cuffaro

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June 1, 2016, 9:00am EST

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