On 2 July, this workshop will bring together philosophers of physics to explore the nature of probability in quantum theory and in the Everett interpretation.
All of our experiments in quantum theory are statistical and probabilistic in nature. But the nature of probabilities in quantum theory is surprisingly philosophically subtle. This subtlety is particularly present on the Everett or “Many Worlds” interpretation of quantum theory. This workshop explores the philosophical significance of probability in quantum theory and what makes it so special, as well as the particular philosophical considerations it introduces if our universe is interpreted as consisting of many branching worlds.
Monday 2 July 2018, Lakatos Building, LSE
|10:00||Miklós Rédei (LSE): “Foundations of Quantum Probability”||LAK.206|
|12:00||Bryan W Roberts (LSE): “Many Worlds, Measurement, and Classical Probability”||LAK.206|
|14:30||Chip Sebens (Caltech): “Self-Locating Uncertainty and the Origin of Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics”||LAK.206|
|16:30||Foad Dizadji-Bahmani (CSULA): “In Defence of Branch Counting”||LAK.206|
All talks take place in the Lakatos Building, LSE.
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