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Adam Becker: Why the Copenhagen Interpretation Doesn’t Work and Why It’s Popular Anyhow

Adam Becker (University of California, Berkeley). 5-7pm Tuesday April 3, NYU Philosophy department, room 101 (5 Washington Place, New York, NY). Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/420267451764873/?active_tab=about. Title: Why the Copenhagen Interpretation Doesn’t Work and Why It’s Popular Anyhow. Abstract: conventional wisdom holds that … Continue reading

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Rachel Rosen: Consistency Conditions on Fundamental Physics

Rachel Rosen (Columbia University). 2-4pm, Tuesday March 20, Columbia University Knox Hall C01 (606 W 122 St). Title: Consistency Conditions on Fundamental Physics. Abstract: as our understanding of the universe and its basic building blocks extends to shorter and shorter … Continue reading

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International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Split, Croatia, 16-21 July 2018

The Chimera of Entropy Location: Split, Croatia (http://mapmf.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php). Date: 16-21 July, 2018. Entropy is among the most important but also most perplexing concepts in physics. It is also a polymorphic concept: introduced in thermodynamics, we now find it in statistical … Continue reading

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Jeff Barrett: Typical Quantum Worlds

Jeff Barrett (University of California, Irvine). 4:45 – 6:45pm, Tuesday November 7, Location 194 Mercer, NYC, Room 205. Title: Typical Quantum Worlds Abstract: Hugh Everett III’s pure wave mechanics, sometimes known as the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, was proposed … Continue reading

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Heather Demarest: “It matters how you slice it: relativity and causation”

Heather Demarest (University of Colorado, Boulder) 4:15-6:15pm, Tuesday October 3, CUNY room 5307 (365 5th Ave, New York NY). Title: It matters how you slice it: relativity and causation Abstract: I argue that if we take the standard formulation of … Continue reading

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Jim Weatherall: (Information) Paradox Regained?

Jim Weatherall (University of California, Irvine) 4:15 – 6:15pm, Wednesday September 27, NYUAD event space, 19 Washington Square North, NYU. Title: (Information) Paradox Regained? Abstract: I will discuss some recent work by Tim Maudlin concerning Black Hole Information Loss.  I … Continue reading

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Alyssa Ney, “Wave Function Realism in a Relativistic Setting”

Our final speaker of the semester will be Prof. Alyssa Ney (UC Davis). Please join us on Tuesday at 4:10 – 6:00 pm at Columbia University. =============================================================== Place: Hamilton Hall, Room 303, Columbia University. Updated Time: 4:10 — 6:00 pm, Tuesday, May 2.  Speaker: Alyssa … Continue reading

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