Quantum mechanics reveals that at its core, the world is not as it seems – it is far more interesting.
In the quantum world, outcomes are counter-intuitive, differing from what we expect based on our everyday experiences. The particle physicist Richard Feynman remarked that this means we seem to have to walk “a logical tightrope” when we talk about a quantum system.
Fay Dowker, Imperial College London, will describe a way of thinking about quantum mechanics in which logic is indeed something to which we must pay careful attention if we want a picture of the quantum world.
This is the second presentation of Entangled: The series - stay tuned for more.
About Fay Dowker
Fay Dowker is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Stephen Hawking in Cambridge. Professor Dowker did postdoctoral work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia Illinois, University of California at Santa Barbara, and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena California. She was a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London before joining Imperial College.
Professor Dowker’s research focuses on quantum gravity and the foundations of quantum mechanics. Read more about Professor Dowker's research at her website.
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