Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Any unauthorised use is strictly prohibited"

Here is a totally unauthorised reproduction of a seminar notice from the University of Sydney. It seems to describe a philosophical goal devoutly to be wished, with which I am in complete agreement:


Monday 17th May, 2010 at 3:15 pm

refreshments from 3pm

Venue: Slade Lecture Theatre, School of Physics

Title: Quantum foundations research @ Sydney

Presenter: A/Prof. Stephen Bartlett
University of Sydney


Despite a century of development since Einstein's explanation of the photoelectric effect, the foundations of quantum physics remain mysterious and surprising. Rather than accept the strangeness of quantum physics as a necessary evil, the research group in Quantum Foundations here at the University of Sydney is attempting to uncover the meaning and interpretation of the mathematical structure of quantum physics in terms of understandable concepts based on an external reality.

In this talk, I'll provide an introduction and overview of the Quantum Foundations research group here at Sydney, which includes researchers in Physics, Philosophy and HPS as well as a large-scale collaboration - the Perimeter Institute-Australia Foundations (PIAF) project.

The email concluded: "This email plus any attachments to it are confidential. Any unauthorised use is strictly prohibited."

So come and get me, seminar programme Nazis. :(

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