Today, collapse theories, together with Bohm's theory and Everett’s theory, are widely regarded as three main realistic alternatives to standard quantum mechanics. However, there have been controversies on the origin, ontology and models of wave-function collapse. The main purpose of this online workshop is to highlight the existing debates and address the controversies.
Another purpose of this workshop is to get some constructive inputs to the forthcoming volume Collapse of the Wave Function: Models, Origin and Ontology (CUP, 2018). The list of contributors includes Daniel Bedingham, Dorje C. Brody, Lajos Diosi, Michaël-Andreas Esfeld, Roman Frigg, Ivette Fuentes, Lane Hughston, Shan Gao, GianCarlo Ghirardi, Nicolas Gisin, Adrian Kent, Peter Lewis, Nicholas Maxwell, Wayne Myrvold, Elias Okon, Oreste Nicrosini, Roland Omnès, Philip Pearle, Roger Penrose, Alberto Rimini, Tejinder P. Singh, Lee Smolin, Daniel Sudarsky, and Roderich Tumulka.
Workshop Date: Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
Organizers: International Journal of Quantum Foundations
Different from a conventional workshop, this online workshop will be self-organized to a large extent. It means that if a participant has a paper or ideas to present, he or she may log in and create a topic in the workshop forum, which gives a concise introduction to his ideas to be discussed, and which also states the date and time of his two-hour discussion (e.g. in the title of the topic). Then other participants can leave comments beforehand or participate in the discussions by text chat in the forum in the two-hour duration at the time. Every member is welcome to participate in the workshop.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the workshop, please feel free to contact us.