CFP: Causality in a Quantum World, Queensland, 16-21 August 2015

A conference organised by the University of Queensland

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
August 16-21, 2015

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.

Cyril Branciard, Hans Briegel, Caslav Brukner, Jeremy Butterfield, Giulio Chiribella, Fabio Costa, Phil Dowe, Fay Dowker, Peter Evans, Matt Farr, Alessandro Fedrizzi, Christina Giarmatzi, Gerard Milburn, Alyssa Ney, Inaki San Pedro, Huw Price, Sally Shrapnel, Rob Spekkens*, Andrew White. (*provisional)

Call for Papers.
We welcome presented papers within the aims of the conference from researchers in causation and quantum foundations from either philosophy or physics. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted to by 10th April 2015. Abstracts must be prepared for blind review. Author details are to be included on a separate cover sheet.

For further information please contact organisers Matt Farr [] or Peter Evans [].

The conference is part of the Templeton World Charity-funded project The Causal Power of Information in a Quantum World held at the University of Queensland.


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