Talk by Professor Sean Michael Carroll, California Institute of Technology, USA at QASTM seminar


Title: Extracting the Universe from the Wave Function

Abstract: Quantum mechanics is a theory of wave functions in Hilbert space. Many features that we generally take for granted when we use quantum mechanics — classical spacetime, locality, the system/environment split, collapse/branching, preferred observables, the Born rule for probabilities — should in principle be derivable from the basic ingredients of the quantum state and the Hamiltonian. I will discuss recent progress on these problems, including consequences for cosmology and quantum gravity.

Speaker: Professor Sean Michael Carroll, Research Professor, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute, USA.

Date and Time: 17 th August 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Berlin Time)

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