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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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From Bell Inequalities to Secure Key Distribution
Speaker(s): Nicolas Gisin
Abstract: Abner Shimony is well-known for, among other contributions, his seminal work on Bell inequalities, turning a philosophical question into an experimental one. In my presentation I like to remind us how this experimental field is nowadays feeding into applied science. This is happening both in terms o... read more
Date: 21/07/2006 - 9:15 am

A proposed Test of the Local Casuality of Spacetime
Speaker(s): Adrian Kent
Abstract: A theory governing the metric and matter fields in spacetime is {it locally causal} if the probability distribution for the fields in any region is determined solely by physical data in its past, i.e. it is independent of events at space-like separated points. This is the case according to general... read more
Date: 21/07/2006 - 10:15 am

Peirce, James, and the Quantum Bayesians
Speaker(s): Chris Fuchs
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Date: 21/07/2006 - 11:45 am

Newton’s Methodology
Speaker(s): Bill Harp
Abstract: Newton’s methodology is significantly richer than the hypothetico-deductive model. It is informed by a richer ideal of empirical success that requires not just accurate prediction but also accurate measurement of parameters by the predicted phenomena. It accepts theory mediated measurements and the... read more
Date: 21/07/2006 - 2:45 pm

“No Information Without Disturbance” Myths and Facts about Quantum Measurements
Speaker(s): Paul Busch
Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the question of how to characterize, in an operationally meaningful way, the inevitable “disturbance” of a quantum system in a measurement. I will review some well-known limitations of quantum measurements (facts), and give precise formulations of trade-off relations be... read more
Date: 21/07/2006 - 3:47 pm

Unfinished Work: A Bequest
Speaker(s): Abner Shimony
Abstract: Here are some topics in physics and philosophy on which my work is incomplete. I invite my friends in this assembly, and their colleagues and students, to continue the work and inform me about their progress. 1. There is a well known theorem of Wigner that a necessary condition for a quantity M o... read more
Date: 21/07/2006 - 5:15 pm

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