QBism: Driving Out the Spooks that Bedevil Quantum Physics
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.
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 www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.