Some aspects of the quantum mechanical measurement problem in gravitational contexts.

Speaker: Daniel Sudarsky (ICN-UNAM)

5:00 — 7:00 pm, Thursday October 27th, NYU Silver Center Room 620 (address: 31 Washington Place, NYC)

Abstract: I will discuss  some of  the  extra difficulties one needs to face when addressing the measurement problem  (MP)  in gravitational contexts. We will see that complications appear   both at the  conceptual  as well as the more  technical levels . We will see however that  there are  great potential benefits in adopting certain approaches towards the MP , which  surprisingly   result on the   plausible resolution of   some  old  and some new  problems  facing the physics of gravitation. The  main focus will be on the so called   dynamical  collapse theories but I will also touch on various issues as seen from the perspective of other approaches.

There will be a dinner after the talk. If you are interested, please send an email with “Dinner” in the heading to nyphilsci@gmail.com as soon as possible so that I can make the reservation for the appropriate number of people (please note that all faculty and grad students are welcome, but only the speaker’s dinner will be covered). If you have any other questions, please email eddy.chen@rutgers.edu

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