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QBism: Driving Out the Spooks that Bedevil Quantum Physics

Event Date: October 31, 2016 - 2 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Integrated Sciences Complex | First Floor Atrium

Hans Christian von Baeyer

Chancellor Professor of Physics, Emeritus
College of William and Mary

Abstract:  Measured by the accuracy of its predictions and the scope of its applications, quantum mechanics is arguably the most successful theory in science, yet its deeper meaning remains controversial almost a century after its birth.  QBism, a new interpretation of the venerable theory, provides a way out of many of its paradoxes and puzzles.  QBism refutes Einstein’s objection to what he called the “spooky” nature of the conventional interpretation, and offers profound implications for how we understand and interact with the world.  The non-mathematical lecture is addressed to the general public.   

Halloween 2016! 

Event Details

2:00 - 2:30 PM   Meet and greet
2:30 - 3:30 PM   Introduction and Prof. von Baeyer’s talk
3:30 - 4:00 PM   Q&A
4:00 - 5:00 PM   Booksigning 

Hosted by Physics Department, College of Science and Mathematics, and Honors College 

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.