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Parallel Universes: A Philosophy and Physics Panel

23 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Speakers
Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London
Eleanor Knox, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London
Simon Saunders, Professor of Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford

Chair
Jonathan Birch, Fellow, The Forum; Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

Is Schrödinger’s cat alive or dead? This thought experiment was devised to illustrate a fundamental puzzle in quantum mechanics. A radical solution is that the cat is both alive and dead, but in different, parallel universes. This is the ‘many-worlds interpretation’ of quantum mechanics and our panel of philosophers and physicists will discuss why it is controversial and its strange consequences.

This event is organised in conjunction with the Forum for European Philosophy.

Details

Date:
23 October
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/forthcomingevents/parallel-universes/

Organiser

Karim Thébault
Email:
bspssecretary@gmail.com

Venue

Wolfson Theatre, LSE
New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London,WC2A 3LJ
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Accessibility

The BSPS Ordinary Meetings and Lectures are held on the 2nd floor of the Lakatos Building (LAK) at the London School of Economics, which is an accessible building with stair-free access. See the LSE Accessibility Map for more information about accessibility at the School more generally.