On 27 October this workshop brought together philosophers and physicists inspired by the work of Miklós Rédei to discuss new work on the foundations of quantum physics.
Professor Miklós Rédei, a Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department at LSE’s Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. Since earning his PhD in 1982, our hero Professor Rédei has been a constant leading influence on the philosophy and the foundations of physics, especially in the application of mathematical techniques to clarify the philosophical foundations of quantum theory. His friends and colleagues also know him as an indefatigable source of inspiration, charm, and poetic commentary on both Nature and Humanity. To thank him for this (and a great deal more), they arranged a conference in his honour, on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
Speakers include: Klaus Fredenhagen, Márton Gömöri, Balázs Gyenis, Zalán Gyenis, Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Kasia Rejzner, Bryan W. Roberts, László Szabó, Giovanni Valente, and Charlotte Werndl.
See a few photos from the event below.
Friday talks take place at LSE in room 2.06 of the Lakatos Building (LAK), and the Thursday reception takes place in the Senior Common Room on the 5th floor of the Old Building (OLD). See the LSE Campus Map for the locations of these buildings.
Thu, 26 Oct: Senior Common Room, OLD 5th Floor
|18:00–20:30||Opening Lecture and Wine Reception slides|
Fri, 27 Oct: LAK 2.06
|10:00–10:45||Balázs Gyenis and Zalán Gyenis: “Results in Bayesian learning theory – In the footsteps of Miklos Redei”|
|10:45-11:30||Giovanni Valente: “Against Mathematical Triviliaty, Physical Irrelevance and Philosophical Emptiness”|
|12:00–12:45||Márton Gömöri and László Szabó: “The Unreality of Probability”|
|12:45–13:30||Charlotte Werndl: “Gibbs versus Boltzmann on Phase Transitions”|
|13:30–15:00||Lunch Break (on your own)|
|15:00–15:45||Kasia Rejzner: “From perturbation theory to rigorous axioms: modern paradigm for studying foundations of QFT” slides|
|15:45-16:30||Bryan W. Roberts: “On the meaning of time reversal” slides|
|17:00-17:45||Klaus Fredenhagen: “Some steps towards quantum gravity”|
|17:45-18:30||Gábor Hofer-Szabó: “Bell’s local causality in local physical theories”|
|18:30-19:00||To the pub! For more discussion.|
For students who would like to prepare for this event, the organisers strongly recommend Quantum Logic in Algebraic Approach by Miklós Rédei, Lotte in Weimar by Thomas Mann, and Titan by Gustav Mahler.
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