Quantum Foundations of a Classical Universe

Greetings from sunny (for the moment) Yorktown Heights, NY, home of IBM’s Watson Research Center. I’m behind on respectable blogging (although it’s been nice to see some substantive conversation on the last couple of comment threads), and I’m at a conference all week here, so that situation is unlikely to change dramatically in the next few days.

But the conference should be great — a small workshop, Quantum Foundations of a Classical Universe. We’re going to be arguing about how we’re supposed to connect wave functions and quantum observables to the everyday world of space and stuff. I will mostly be paying attention to the proceedings, but I might occasionally interject a tweet if something interesting/amusing happens. I’m told that some sort of proceedings will eventually be put online.

Update: Trying something new here. I’ve been tweeting about the workshop under the hashtag #quantumfoundations. So here I am using Storify to collect those tweets, making a quasi-live-blog on the cheap. Let’s see if it works.

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  3. Stewart says:

    A conference on issues that have not progressed in decades, with overpaid professors, all organized in order for everyone involved to feel important and to feel like they are contributing to society.

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  4. Stewart says:

    Oh wait a minute. Some of those talks actually look interesting. Please disregard my comment above. I take it all back. I apologize.

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    Wow, looks like this thread got attacked by a gang of haters.

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  23. Jesper Both Pedersen says:

    Great post and really fascinating. Thanks, Sean.

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  26. Francesco says:

    Did you engage with this argument from Craig about multiverse?
    Have you a short answer to supply about it?

    http://www.reasonablefaith.org/multiverse-and-the-design-argument

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