September 23–24 2019
Lise Meitner HS, Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna (Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090, Vienna, Austria)
Despite its tremendous success in terms of predictive power, quantum physics still faces fundamental problems that range from the interpretations of the conceptual tools (the epistemic or ontic value attributed to the wave function) to the counterintuitive features of irreducible randomness and non-locality. Due to the intertwining of peculiar historical events, foundations of quantum mechanics garnered renewed interest only relatively recently, starting from the 1980s, with the advent of quantum information theory. In this meeting, physicists Daniel Greenberger and Christopher Fuchs will retrace some of the momentous results of the early days of modern quantum foundations and the rise of quantum information theory. At the same time, historians of physics Olival Freire Jr. and David Kaiser will reconstruct the historical context in which this “second quantum revolution” took place, providing insights on the main open questions and discoveries of that time, as well as on the difficulties that the protagonists of the period had to face to be recognized with a new independent field of research.
Please find the book of abstracts of the talks as a download at the end of this page.
- David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Christopher Fuchs (University of Massachusetts Boston)
- Olival Freire Jr. (Federal University of Bahia) and Daniel Greenberger (City College of New York)
- Irina Dimitru (University of Stockholm) and Gonzalo Gimeno with Mercedes Xipell (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- The Weyl-Heisenberg Group
- Otfried Guehne (University of Siegen) and H. Chau Nguyen (University of Siegen)
- Quantum Steering
Contributed Single Talks
- Agne Alijauskaite (Vilnius University)
- Eddington’s Epistemology—An Underrated Aspect when Looking for Quantum Foundations?
- Andrés Martinez de Velasco (MPIWG)
- The Genesis of the CPT Theorem: a Study of the Generalization of Time Reversal from Classical Mechanics to Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
- Marij van Strien (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
- Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and Classicality
- Ricardo Karam (University of Copenhagen)
- Schrödinger’s Struggles with a Complex Wave Function
- Daniela Monaldi (York University, Canada)
- Searching the Foundations of Quantum Statistics: Uhlenbeck’s on the Statistical Methods in the Theory of Quanta, 1927
- Tanja Traxler (DER STANDARD) and members of the invited tandems
Please find the book of abstracts to download at the end of this page.
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10:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Short Break
15:30 Coffee Break
18:00 Refreshment and start of the social evening program
10:30 Coffee Break
15:00 Short Break
16:15 Coffee Break
17:45 Short Break
We offer a professional childcare service for the children of the participants registered at the conference, from an age of one to 12 years old, with a ratio of a minimum of one babysitter for five children (more in case of small children):
- Monday September 23, 12:00-21:00
- Tuesday September 24, 12:00-18:00
Please register before August 23, mentioning the first and last name of the child as well as their date of birth, and if possible the desired timeframe, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.