Let the quantum be!

Presented by ANU College of Science

Let the quantum be!
 or
How we learnt to accept uncertainty and love weirdness

What is the 'quantum'? Is nature fundamentally uncertain? Can a cat in a box be both alive and dead at the same time? Is an electron in two places at once? What is 'spooky' action-at-a-distance? This lecture will consider what quantum science tells us about the world and how we might interpret some of its more weird implications.

Speaker

Dr Peter J. Riggs is a physicist and philosopher of science in the Department of Quantum Science at The Australian National University. He is a leading Australian researcher on the foundations and interpretation of physics. Dr. Riggs is the author of Quantum Causality: Conceptual Issues in the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics (Kluwer Publications, 2009).