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Extracting the Universe from the Wave Function

Starts at:Mon 17 Aug 2020, 17:00
Speaker:Sean Michael CarrollInstitute:California Institute of Technology

Abstract:Quantum mechanics is a theory of wave functions in Hilbert space. Many features that we generally take for granted when we use quantum mechanics - classical spacetime, locality, the system/environment split, collapse/branching, preferred observables, the Born rule for probabilities - should in principle be derivable from the basic ingredients of the quantum state and the Hamiltonian. I will discuss recent progress on these problems, including consequences for cosmology and quantum gravity.


Room:QASTM Virtual Seminar
Contact: Johannes Knaute