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Quantum Mechanics, the Actual World, and Other Possibilities

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST

€18 – €120

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One Session - Maudlin
Full Price €18, Member’s Discount €16.20: By purchasing one session, you will have access to any one session and recording.
18,00
Unlimited
Full Multiple Universes Program
Full Price €120, Member’s Discount €108. All 8 live sessions or recording if you miss a session.
120,00
Unlimited
4/8 sessions of Program
Full Price €70, Member’s Discount €63: Choose any 4 live sessions or recording if you miss the event. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend.
70,00
Unlimited
Solidarity All Sessions
Price: €60: All 8 live sessions or recording if you miss a session. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.
60,00
Unlimited
Solidarity 4/8 Sessions
Price: €35: Choose any 4 live sessions, or recording if you miss a session. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.
35,00
Unlimited

Quantum Mechanics, the Actual World, and Other Possibilities

with Tim Maudlin

Sunday October 17, 2021

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

2-hour session

If you are unable to attend the live session, the recording will be available.

Quantum theory is often presented as if it implies the actual existence of many more “worlds” or everyday things than we are familiar with by observation, and/or entities in the world that behave in ways with which we are intuitively unfamiliar (such as cats that are neither dead nor alive, or cats that “split” into multiple cats, some dead and some alive). If this were an unavoidable consequence of quantum theory, it would be of first-order metaphysical significance. I will detail the reasons that this is not a consequence of quantum theory, neither for theories with a “collapse of the wave-function” nor for theories without a collapse. I will also discuss the implications of different understandings of quantum theory for subjunctive claims about what might be and what would or might have been.

Tim Maudlin is Professor of Philosophy at NYU and Founder and Director of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics. His research interests lie primarily in the foundations of physics, metaphysics, and logic. His books include Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity (Blackwell), Truth and Paradox (Oxford), The Metaphysics Within Physics (Oxford), Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time (Princeton University Press) and New Foundations for Physical Geometry: The Theory of Linear Structures (Oxford). Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory comes out on March 12, 2019. He is a member of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an ACLS fellow.

Packages:

All sessions – Full Price €120, Member’s Discount €108: All 8 live sessions or recording if you miss a session.

4/8 sessions – Full Price €70, Member’s Discount €63: Choose any 4 live sessions or recording if you miss the event. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend.

One session – Full Price €18, Member’s Discount €16.20: By purchasing one session, you will have access to any one session and recording. Tickets for individual sessions are available on the event page for that session.

Solidarity All Sessions – €60: All 8 live sessions or recording if you miss a session. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.

Solidarity  4/8 Sessions – €35: Choose any 4 live sessions, or recording if you miss a session. After you have purchased this option, you will receive a form by email to choose the events you wish to attend. Please feel free to use this solidarity rate if you are under financial stress. The membership discount does not apply to this package.

General Information 

All sessions will last for approximately 2 hours, and will be held over zoom.us. The session structure may vary from speaker to speaker, but in general participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and in some cases there will be breakaway discussion groups.

Each session will be hosted by a member of the Pari Center Team, to ensure that the call is running smoothly and assist anyone experiencing technical problems.

During the presentations, we ask participants to turn off their microphone to ensure better quality audio. For this reason, the host may mute a participant’s audio. This is not to silence a participant’s voice, but to ensure an overall good audio quality. If a participant would like to ask a question or make a contribution to the discussion, they can use the ‘raise your hand’ tool in the chat, and then are welcome to turn on their microphone.

We invite all participants to turn on their video camera, as we believe that seeing everyone creates an inclusive educational environment. However, if any participant is uncomfortable, they are free to turn off the camera.

All sessions will be recorded. The recordings will not include the possible breakout-room discussions, but only the speaker’s presentation, follow-up discussions and Q&A. If a participant does not feel comfortable being recorded, we invite that participant to turn off their video and audio throughout the session. These recordings are available to anyone who has purchased a ticket for an attended session, or for a session they have paid for but were unable to attend.

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Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
Cost:
€18 – €120

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