Conference: 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

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.

Ämin Baumeler, Cyril Branciard, Hans Briegel, Jeremy Butterfield, Giulio Chiribella, Fabio Costa, Phil Dowe, Peter Evans, Matt Farr, Mathias Frisch, Christina Giarmatzi, Ravi Gomatam, Mile Gu, Joe Henson, Gerard Milburn, David Miller, Mio Murao, Paul Näger, Alyssa Ney, Ognyan Oreshkov, Inaki San Pedro, Yohan Pelosse, Huw Price, Tim Ralph, Nina Retzlaff, Katja Ried, Howard Wiseman, Magdalena Zych.

Call for Registration.
Non-speaking participants are welcome to attend the conference for a fee of $100 (AUD). If you wish to attend, please fill out the registration form and payment details at no later than 7th of August 2015.

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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