Workshop "INTERPRETING QUANTUM MECHANICS: OLD AND NEW PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS"
Quantum Mechanics is our most successful theory to account for the microscopic world. Yet, it is still beset with outstanding interpretational questions that have intrigued physicists, mathematicians and philosophers for almost a century. The present workshop aims at exploring some of the major foundational problems that arose already in the early formulations of the theory and continue to plague our understanding of quantum probabilities. The invited speakers are Michael Cuffaro (Western Ontario\Munich\Vienna), Molly Kao (Montreal), Miklos Rédei (London\MCMP) and Jos Uffink (Minnesota). For more information visit: http://www.meta.polimi.it/?page_id=263&lang=en
Venue: March 11, 2019. Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mathematics, Aula Consiglio.
10:15-10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:30-11:30 Molly Kao (University of Montreal): “Background assumptions and reasoning to new theories: Einstein and the case of blackbody radiation”
11:30-12:30 Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota): “Schrödinger and the prehistory of the EPR argument”
14:30-15:30 Michael Cuffaro (University of Western Ontario\MCMP\IQOQI Vienna): “Putting probabilities first: how Hilbert space generates and constrains them”
15:30-16:30 Miklos Rédei (London School of Economics\MCMP): “Structural similarities and interpretational differences between classical and quantum probability theory”
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