Description
PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM THEORY
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course provides an introduction to the philosophical problems of quantum theory. Topics covered may include: the quantum measurement problem; non-locality, EPR, and Bell's inequality; the no-go results of Bell/Kochen/Specker, Gleason, and PBR; alternatives to quantum mechanics (such as dynamical-collapse theories and the de Broglie-Bohm theory); the Everett (many-worlds) interpretation and the role of decoherence; operationalist and psi-epistemic approaches to quantum theory. (Not all topics will be covered in all years.)
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2825
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus