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Reading Group on Quantum Foundations || Seminars in Philosophy of Quantum Physics

from February 21, 2020 to September 30, 2021


The reading group starts in February 2020 from an idea of the PhDs and Postdocs at the Institut Néel. Its aim is to bring together philosophers and physicists to discuss topics in the foundations of quantum mechanics. For the year 2020, the selected topic is The Neglected Solutions to the Measurement Problem. Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the reading group has been held online, on a weekly basis. A list of our guests includes: Angelo Bassi, Nicolas Gisin, Mauro D’Ariano, Philippe Grangier, Carlo Rovelli, Giuliano Torrengo.



 

For further information and for participation, please contact Cristian Mariani (cristian.mariani@neel.cnrs.fr).
 

Seminars in Philosophy of Quantum Physics

Click here for the list of recorded meetings.

January 21st — 3.30pm    @ Institut Néel

    James Ladyman (Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol)
    Talk: Does quantum entanglement support ontic structural realism?
 

January 22nd — 9.30am    @ Institut Néel

    James Ladyman (Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol)
    Talk: What if anything is fundamental about physics?: fundamentality without fundamentalism
 

March 27th — 11am    @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Mauro D’Ariano (Department of Physics, University of Pavia)
    Talk: Informational Axioms for Quantum Theory
 
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April 3rd — 11am        @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Mauro D’Ariano (Department of Physics, University of Pavia)
    Free discussion on: Informational Axioms for Quantum Theory
 
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April 17th — 11am    @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Angelo Bassi (Department of Physics, University of Trieste)
    Free discussion on: Spontaneous Collapse Theories
 

April 24th — 11am    @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Cristian Mariani (Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics, Institut Néel)
    Talk: On the Meaning of Non-Accessible Mass in GRW
   

May 7th —  11am        @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Nicolas Gisin (Department of Physics, University of Geneva)
    Talk: Random Numbers
 

June 5th — 11am        @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Alexia Auffeves (Institut Néel)
    Talk: Context, System, Modality - Part I

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June 12th — 2pm         @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Philippe Grangier (Institut d’Optique)
    Talk: Context, System, Modality - Part II

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June 19th — 2pm         @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Carlo Rovelli (University of Marseille)   
    Free discussion on Analogies and Disanalogies between Context-System-Modality and Relational QM

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June 26th — 2pm         @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milan & Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    Free discussion on The Metaphysics of Facts in Relational QM
  
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September 25th — 2pm         @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Aurelien Drezet (Institut Néel)
    The De Broglie-Bohm interpretation of QM - Part I

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October 2nd — 2pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Aurelien Drezet (Institut Néel)
    The De Broglie-Bohm interpretation of QM - Part II

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October 16th — 2pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Cristian Mariani (Néel) & Laurie Letertre (Néel)
    Metaphysics of Causal Non-Separability - Part I


October 23rd — 2pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Cristian Mariani (Néel) & Laurie Letertre (Néel)
    Metaphysics of Causal Non-Separability - Part II
 
 

October 30th — 2pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Richard East (Néel)
    Assumptions of Bell Inequalities in Pilot-Wave Theory


November 6th — 2pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Jean Bricmont (UCLouvain)
    Schrödinger's Paradox using only Perfect Correlations. With Tim Maudlin (discussant)
 
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November 13th — 4pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Discussion on Non-Locality (with Tim Maudlin, Carlo Rovelli, Lev Vaidman)
 
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November 20th — 4pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

     Paul Tappenden - Indefinite Objects and Everettian Theory (comments by D. Deutsch & S. Saunders)

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December 4th — 4pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

     Lev Vaidman - In favor of the Many Worlds interpretation

 

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December 11th — 3pm               @ Reading Group on Quantum Foundations (Online)

    Discussion on the Many Worlds interpretation (with Paul Tappenden and Lev Vaidman)


 



Published on December 16, 2020

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