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
11:30 Coffee Break LAK.G01C
12:00 Bryan W Roberts (LSE): “Many Worlds, Measurement, and Classical Probability” LAK.206
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Chip Sebens (Caltech): “Self-Locating Uncertainty and the Origin of Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics” LAK.206
16:00 Coffee Break LAK.G01C
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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