Philosophy of Physics Seminar (Thursday - Week 3, MT23)

Philosophy of Physics

What is a measurement? This, it turns out, is the most difficult question in physics today. In this talk, I will explain why the measurement problem is important and why all attempts to solve it so far have failed. I will then discuss the obvious solution to the problem that was, unfortunately, discarded half a century ago without ever being seriously considered: Superdeterminism. After addressing some common objections to this idea, I will summarize the existing approaches to develop a theory for it.

With speaker’s consent, talks will be recorded and published on YouTube. Our channel is:

Philosophy of Physics Seminar Convenors for MT23: Oliver Pooley, Patrick Duerr and Henrique de Andrade Gomes  | Philosophy of Physics Group Website