CAUSALITY IN A QUANTUM WORLD
AUGUST 16-21 2015
TWIN WATERS RESORT, SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
There has been much recent interest in the suggestion that quantum mechanics might be better understood in terms of its causal structure. Novel formalism has provided a new perspective on the discrepancy between the causal structure of the classical and quantum worlds. This has significant implications for traditional approaches to the philosophy of causation; for example, that intelligent agents can come to know and control the quantum world in new ways that do not fit the standard formulations of control theory, computer science and artificial learning machines. This conference brings together both physicists and philosophers with an interest in exploring the consequences of this new approach to causality in a quantum world. The conference is part of the research project The Causal Power of Information in a Quantum World.
The conference will be held at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
The venue is a short taxi ride from Nambour Train Station, which is reachable from from Brisbane International Airport, Brisbane Domestic Airport and Brisbane City Centre. Information on train times is available here.
The venue is also 5 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport, which is reachable by domestic flights from Sydney and Melbourne.
You may book accommodation at the conference venue. Alternatively, we recommend the following nearby options, in order of decreasing room cost: Atlantis Marcoola Beachfront Resort; Ramada Marcoola Beach; Marcoola Motel*.
* If you book at the Marcoola Motel, please mention that you are a delegate the University of Queensland conference for a special rate.
Ämin Baumeler (Lugano), Cyril Branciard (CNRS), Hans Briegel (Innsbruck), Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge), Giulio Chiribella (Tsinghua), Fabio Costa (UQ), Phil Dowe (UQ), Peter Evans (UQ), Matt Farr (UQ), Mathias Frisch (Maryland), Christina Giarmatzi (UQ), Ravi Gomatam (Bhaktivedanta Institute), Mile Gu (Tsinghua), Joe Henson (Bristol), Gerard Milburn (UQ), David Miller (Sydney), Mio Murao (Tokyo), Paul Näger (Münster), Alyssa Ney (UC Davis/Rochester), Ognyan Oreshkov (Brussels), Iñaki San Pedro (Basque Country), Yohan Pelosse (Swansea), Huw Price (Cambridge), Tim Ralph (UQ), Katja Ried (Perimeter Institute), Martin Ringbauer (UQ), Howard Wiseman (Griffith), Magdalena Zych (UQ).
Mojtaba Aliakbarzadeh (QUT), Richard Corry (Tasmania), Christopher Ferrie (Sydney), George Nguyen (UQ), David Pegg (Griffith), Farid Shahandeh (UQ), Sally Shrapnel (UQ), Andrew White (UQ).
Gerard Milburn, Phil Dowe, Andrew White, Matt Farr, Peter Evans, Alessandro Fedrizzi, Fabio Costa, Christina Giarmatzi, Sally Shrapnel.
Registration for the conference has closed.
For further information about the conference, please contact the organisers Matt Farr or Peter Evans.