Today’s Top Science Headline: The Riddle of the Quantum Sphinx –“Clues from Egyptian Hieroglyphs” (WATCH Today’s ‘Galaxy’ Stream)

 
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In his Lecture at Perimeter Institute, Robert Spekkens will explain why he believes that many quantum mysteries are a result of a category mistake concerning the nature of quantum states. Along the way, he will address some idiosyncratic questions, such as: What did Plato have to say about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle? What do poorly implemented clinical drug trials have to do with “spooky action at a distance”? And, most importantly, what did the successful deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs teach us about the interpretation of quantum theory?

 

 

 

Spekkens is a Faculty member at Perimeter Institute whose research examines the foundations of quantum theory.

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