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Quantum Institute : 2009 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Diego Dalvit
  • Quantum Lunch Location:
    T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
    Building 123, Room 121

Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule

The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
For more information, contact Diego Dalvit.
To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Charlotte Lehman

Thursday, November 12, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Andreas Albrecht, University of California, Davis

Technical Host: Wojciech Zurek

TOPIC: Two challenges to a quantum theory of the universe

I review two recent developments that present additional changes to developing a quantum theory of the universe. 1) The Clock Ambiguity (as discussed by Iglesias and myself) and 2) The Born Rule Crisis (as discussed by Page, and also Srednicki, Hartle and others). I discuss how these problems are avoided in “laboratory” applications of quantum theory and how lessons learned from those applications might inform the cosmological case.

Background reading:
The clock ambiguity arXiv:0805.4452, arXiv:0708.2743, arXiv:gr-qc/9408023
The Born Rule Crisis arXiv:0907.4152, arXiv:0906.0042v1

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