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PIAF 09' New Perspectives on the Quantum State

Organizer(s): Hans Westman   Robert Spekkens   Owen Maroney  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C09022

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PIRSA:09090077  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Confusing Ontic and Epistemic Causes Trouble in Classical Physics Too
Speaker(s): N. David Mermin
Abstract: The subject of this conference is the Quantum State --- what the hell it is. A central issue is whether quantum states describe reality (the ontic view) or an agent's knowledge of reality (the epistemic view). Advocates of the epistemic view maintain that many quantum puzzles and conundra are artifa... read more
Date: 27/09/2009 - 9:30 am

PIRSA:09090078  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and its Relation to Probability Theory
Speaker(s): Leslie Ballentine
Abstract: TBA
Date: 27/09/2009 - 11:00 am

PIRSA:09090080  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The reflection principle and quantum Bayesian decoherence
Speaker(s): Ruediger Schack
Abstract: TBA
Date: 27/09/2009 - 2:00 pm

PIRSA:09090081  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Ontology of the quantum state: wavefunction vs. spacetime state realism
Abstract: TBA
Date: 27/09/2009 - 3:00 pm
Tech Note: Mic not turned on for first 5 minutes

PIRSA:09090082  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
What de Broglie--Bohm Mechanics tells us about the Nature of the Quantum State
Speaker(s): Howard Wiseman
Abstract: TBA
Date: 27/09/2009 - 4:30 pm

PIRSA:09090083  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Does knowing my lambda mean knowing my psi?
Speaker(s): Terry Rudolph
Abstract: All known hidden variable theories that completely reproduce all quantum predictions share the feature that they add some information to the quantum state "psi". That is, if one knew the "state of reality" given by the hidden variable(s) "lambda"... read more
Date: 28/09/2009 - 9:30 am

PIRSA:09090084  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
What are the costs of dealing with "states of reality" in quantum theory?
Speaker(s): Časlav Brukner
Abstract: Bell and experimental tests of his inequality showed that it is impossible to explain all of the predictions of quantum mechanics using a theory which satisfies the basic concepts of locality and realism, but which (if not both) is violated is still an open question. As it seems impossible to resolv... read more
Date: 28/09/2009 - 11:00 am

PIRSA:09090086  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
A Pilot Wave(s) Theory of Exclusively Local Beables
Speaker(s): Travis Norsen
Abstract: After reframing the question of the status of the quantum state in terms of J.S. Bell's "beables", I will sketch out a new theory which -- though nonlocal in the sense required by Bell's theorem -- posits exclusively local beables. This is a theory, in particular, in which the quan... read more
Date: 28/09/2009 - 3:00 pm
Tech Note: Won't convert to flash. Dave

PIRSA:09090088  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Reconciling the ontic and epistemic views in quantum contextuality
Speaker(s): Brian La Cour
Abstract: The classic debate between Einstein and Bohr over a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics can be cast in terms of the measurement problem: Is there an underlying ontic state prior to measurement which maps deterministically to the measured outcome? According to the Kochen-Specker theorem... read more
Date: 28/09/2009 - 4:30 pm

PIRSA:09090087  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Texas-Bavarian Home Cooking: A Quantum Bayesian Reply to Bell's (and Norsen's) la Nouvelle Cuisine
Speaker(s): Chris Fuchs
Abstract: TBA
Date: 29/09/2009 - 9:30 am

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