Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics: Graduate Conference, June 5-6, 2014

PoP 2016

Western University’s Philosophy Department also hosts an annual Philosophy of Physics Conference. This year’s annual philosophy of physics conference will celebrate the recent book release of Jeffrey Bub. Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, will take place after the LMP conference from June 11-12, 2016. Philosophers will present physical, philosophical, and historical reflections on quantum information theory, and the unique interpretations of quantum mechanics that it offers. More information on the conference will be posted here and on the Rotman Institute homepage as details are made available.


CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION


Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics (#ITIQM) is a two day workshop taking place June 11-12, 2016 at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. This is the 20th annual UWO philosophy of physics conference. To view the conference program and additional resources, please visit the conference page.

The workshop is inspired by Jeffrey Bub’s forthcoming book Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates (Oxford University Press). The workshop will bring together diverse views on issues raised by and related to Professor Bub’s work on developing an information-theoretic interpretation of quantum theory.

The workshop will consist of four half-day sessions, one of which will be a special session dedicated to Professor Bub’s new book. After leading off this special session with a summary of his book, Professor Bub will then yield the floor to a distinguished panel of commentators: Leah Henderson (Groningen), Allen Stairs (Maryland), and Christopher Timpson (Oxford), who will present their views on Professor Bub’s interpretation. In addition to the special session, the workshop will include three other half-day sessions dedicated to further topics related to information theoretic interpretations of quantum mechanics.

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2017 Keynote Speaker

Doreen Fraser is a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Her research is largely in the philosophy of quantum field theory, but extends to broader issues such as analogies in physics and the applicability of mathematics.