Probability in the Everett (many-worlds) interpretation of quantum mechanics

  • 09 Dec 2010
  • 10:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Monash University, Caulfield campus
A workshop on probability in the Everett (many-worlds) interpretation of quantum mechanics will be held on Thursday, December 9th at Monash University.

Recent work on Everettian quantum mechanics has suggested that,
contrary to the received view, there is a natural home for objective
probability in the Everett picture. Some authors have even claimed
that, rather than representing a problem for the view, the Everettian
account of objective probability is actually on a stronger footing
than orthodox one-world accounts. In particular, Deutsch, Wallace and Saunders have argued that Everettians can prove the Principal
Principle from non-probabilistic premises. This workshop will explore and assess these arguments.

Speakers:
* Huw Price (Sydney)
* Toby Handfield (Monash)
* Antony Eagle (Oxford)
* Alastair Wilson (Monash)

Registration is free, and all are encouraged to attend. A limited
number of bursaries for graduate students (to offset travel costs)
will be available. To register, or if you have any questions, please
contact alastair.wilson@monash.edu by Tuesday 30th November. There will be a dinner after the workshop – to reserve a place, please contact alastair.wilsonATmonash.edu by Monday 22nd November.
For further details, including directions to the venue, see the workshop website at: http://mrogblog.wordpress.com/probability-in-eqm-workshop-dec-9th-2010/

Location:
Caulfield campus, room H220.

Schedule:
10.30am – 11.00am   Arrival & tea/coffee/muffins
11.00am – 12.15pm   Toby Handfield – ‘Chance in branching worlds’
12.15pm – 1.30pm     Antony Eagle – 'Everett and branching time'
1.30pm – 2.30pm       Lunch
2.30pm – 3.45pm       Huw Price – 'Probability in the Everett world:
Comments on Wallace and Greaves'
3.45pm – 4.00pm       Break
4.00pm – 5.15pm       Alastair Wilson – ‘How to ground the
Deutsch-Wallace proof’
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