God does not play dice (He plays sudoku)


Adlam, E. (2021). God does not play dice (He plays sudoku). Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21060106


Adlam, Emily. God does not play dice (He plays sudoku). Perimeter Institute, Jun. 17, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21060106


          @misc{ pirsa_21060106,
            doi = {10.48660/21060106},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/21060106},
            author = {Adlam, Emily},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {God does not play dice (He plays sudoku)},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2021},
            month = {jun},
            note = {PIRSA:21060106 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Emily Adlam Basic Research Community for Physics

Talk Type Conference


I argue that modern physics gives us good reason to take seriously the possibility of laws which are non-local, global, or in some other way non-dynamical. I set out a general framework for lawhood which does not presuppose the standard kinematical/dynamical split, and I apply it to the problem of giving a generalized definition of determinism for the non-dynamical context. Finally I make some suggestions about how to draw conclusions about the global structure of the laws of nature from the local observations we are able to make.