Wed, 29 Jan|
Small Lecture Theatre
Superdeterminism: The Forgotten Solution
Time & Location
29 Jan 2020, 12:00 – 13:00
Small Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK
About the Event
About the Speaker:
Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder is a theoretical physicist and science writer. She is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. She is the author of 'Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray', and a blogger on backreaction.blogspot.com.
What is a measurement? This, it turns out, is the most difficult question in physics today. In this talk, I will explain why the measurement problem is important and why all attempts to solve it so far have failed. I will then discuss the obvious solution to the problem that was, unfortunately, discarded half a century ago without ever being seriously considered: Superdeterminism. After addressing some common objections to this idea, I will summarize the existing approaches to develop a theory for it.
There is wheelchair access. There is padded seating, an accessible toilet, and a hearing loop. There is general car parking, and blue badge parking by request in advance. This isn't a bsl interpreter, or a designated quiet space.