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



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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