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November 2014

Huw Price (Cambridge): “Two paths to the Paris interpretation”

13 November 2014, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Room S0.13, Strand Building, King's College London, The Strand
London, United Kingdom
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March 2017

Craig Callender (UCSD): “Pouring A Little Cold Water on Black Hole Thermodynamics”

16 March 2017, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
KCL, Norfolk Building G.01, King's College London, Strand campus
London, United Kingdom
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Abstract: Black hole thermodynamics (BHT) is regarded as one of the deepest clues we have to a quantum theory of gravity. It motivates scores of proposals in the field, from the thought that the world is a hologram to calculations in string theory. The rationale for BHT playing this important role, and for much of BHT itself, originates in the…

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June 2017

Harvey Brown (Oxford): “QBism: the ineffable reality behind ‘participatory realism'”

15 June 2017, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Radcliffe Humanities Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities Lecture Room, Woodstock Rd
Oxford, OX2 6GG United Kingdom
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Abstract: The recent philosophy of Quantum Bayesianism, or QBism, represents an attempt to solve the traditional puzzles in the foundations of quantum theory by denying the objective reality of the quantum state. Einstein had hoped to remove the spectre of nonlocality in the theory by also assigning an epistemic status to the quantum state, but his version of this doctrine was…

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