Dr. Jeremy Butterfield, Mixing physics and logic: is a quantum system an object?

Speaker:Dr. Jeremy Butterfield (Faculty of Philosophy)
Venue: Old Combination Room, Trinity College
Time: 02/03/2009 20:30, drinks from 20:15

The founding fathers of quantum theory debated whether the peculiar behaviour of quantum systems, such as their non-classical statistics, meant that they were not objects. In current philosophy of physics, the debate continues, using the tools of modern logic and metaphysics. This talk will review the state of play.

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