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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:C06009 - Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle - 2006PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

Perimeter Institute will host an international conference from July 18-21, 2006, in honour of Abner Shimony, one of the most eminent physicist-philosophers of our time. Professor Shimony is renowned for his contribution to the famous Bell-CHSH inequality and for many other contributions in the foundations of physics and philosophy. Talks and discussions will cover a wide range of subjects within physics and philosophy, including theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum entanglement and non-locality, relativistic causality, quantum measurement problem, probability theory, temporal transience, the mind-body problem, and scientific realism.

Organizer(s): Joy Christian   Wayne Myrvold  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C06009


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PIRSA:06070046  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
QIMDS:probing quantum mechanics towards the macroscopic world
Speaker(s): Anthony Leggett
Abstract: If one is worried by the quantum measurement problem,a natural question to ask is: Does the quantum-mechanical description of the world retain its validity when its application leads to superpositions of states which by some reasonable criterion are _macroscopically distinct_? Or rather, does any su... read more
Date: 19/07/2006 - 2:45 pm

PIRSA:06070047  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
How Stands Collapse
Speaker(s): Philip Pearle
Abstract: After giving an introduction to the Continuous Spontaneous Localization (CSL) theory of dynamical wave function collapse, I shall discuss 10 problems of dynamical collapse models, 5 of which were resolved by CSL's advent, and 5 of which have been subsequently attacked with varying success.
Date: 19/07/2006 - 3:45 pm

PIRSA:06070048  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Is the emergence of macroscopic behavior due to a quantum mechanical indeterminacy of the structure of the Einsteinian Space-Time?
Speaker(s): Andor Frenkel
Abstract: According to a widely accepted view, the emergence of macroscopic behavior is related to the loss of quantum mechanical coherence. Opinions on the possible cause of this loss diverge. In the present talk it will be shown how a small, assessable amount of indeterminacy in the structure of space-time ... read more
Date: 19/07/2006 - 5:15 pm

PIRSA:06070049  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Bistro Banter
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Date: 19/07/2006 - 7:30 pm

PIRSA:06070050  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
From Bell's inequalities to CHSH : from a Gedanken Experiment to the possibility of real experiments
Speaker(s): Alain Aspect
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Date: 20/07/2006 - 9:15 am

PIRSA:06070051  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Physics of 2 != 1+1
Speaker(s): Yanhau Shih
Abstract: Feynman was probably correct to say that the only mystery of quantum mechanics is the principle of superposition. Although we may never know which slit a photon has been passing in a YoungÂ’s double-slit experiment, we do have a corresponding classical concept in classical electromagnetic theory: th... read more
Date: 20/07/2006 - 10:15 am

PIRSA:06070052  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Rotational analysis of a vibrational transition in the 199Hg2 molecule: a first step in an experimental realization of a spin-1/2 particle version of the EPR experiment Authors: Edward S. Fry and Xinmei Qu
Speaker(s): Edward Fry
Abstract: An experimental realization of our spin-1/2 particle version of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) experiment will be briefly reviewed. In the proposed experiment, two 199Hg atoms in the ground 1S0 electronic state, each with nuclear spin I=1/2, are generated in an entangled state with total nuclear ... read more
Date: 20/07/2006 - 11:45 am

PIRSA:06070053  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Inefficient Detectors Do Not Bar Bell Theorems Without Inequalities
Speaker(s): Daniel Greenberger
Abstract: Entanglement swapping is such a powerful technique for dealing with EPR problems, that it can handle inefficient counters and Bell Theorems without inequalities, even for two particles. We will examine some of the results and pitfalls.
Date: 20/07/2006 - 2:45 pm

PIRSA:06070054  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Quantum in Gravity?
Speaker(s): Mike Horne
Abstract: I will report my efforts to describe elementary Quantum behaviours, specifically single-particle interference and two-particle entanglement, in an accelerating frame.
Date: 20/07/2006 - 3:45 pm

PIRSA:06070055  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Local and Nonlocal Quantum Tests
Speaker(s): Anton Zeilinger
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Date: 20/07/2006 - 5:15 pm

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