10-12 June, 2013
St Anne’s College, Oxford
Quantum theory as originally formulated could only be applied given a classically-described experimental context. As such, can it be applied to the description of the universe as a whole? How should it be formulated so that it can yield a quantum theory of cosmology? Is such a description even needed? What problems in cosmology might be solved in this way? This minicourse examines these questions from the perspective of many-worlds theory, pilot-wave theory, and the relational interpretation of quantum theory, with lectures from leading advocates of each.
|Day 1: Monday 10th June||2pm-5.45pm|
|Day 2: Tuesday 11th June||2pm-5.30pm; 7pm dinner|
|Day 3: Wednesday 12th June||2pm-5.30pm|
|Carlo Rovelli||Simon Saunders||Max Tegmark||Antony Valentini|