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