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Are There Really Many Worlds?

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18:00 – 21:00 11 Jun 2012
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Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD

Speakers: Professor James Ladyman and Professor David Wallace

A public debate between Professor James Ladyman (Bristol University) and Professor David Wallace (Oxford University).
In recent years, much progress has been made in the development of Everettian quantum mechanics.
David Wallace argues that the reasons why we should believe in other branches of reality are essentially the same as why we should believe in unobservable and distant objects, like planets and galaxies, namely that positing their existence is the best explanation of what we do observe.
In this debate, Wallace will explain why Everett is the best way to make sense of quantum theory, and Ladyman will argue that the case for many worlds is not yet proven.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Royal Institute of Philisophy/Institute of Physics
Contact details: Dr Rachael Wiseman
Email: rachael.wiseman@york.ac.uk
Tel: 01904 324323

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18:00 – 21:00 11 Jun 2012
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