Högre seminarium i vetenskapsfilosofi: Gui Franzmann


Datum: torsdag 18 april 2024

Tid: 13.15 – 15.00

Plats: D700

A tale of emergence


The question of what fundamentally is has never been straightforward in physics, yet there had always been a tentative answer for both theoretical and practical purposes.

Everything shifted about a century ago with the advent of quantum mechanics, which challenged our traditional understanding of existence as suddenly we can also talk about things that are in quantum space*, not only in classical spacetime anymore. Nonetheless, were we to keep a strong reductionist position, then we would be left with no choice but to understand how classical spatiotemporal existence can emerge from the quantum mechanical one.

This talk aims to be a pedagogical introduction to this discussion and an invitation for long-lasting collaboration between physicists and philosophers. 

*Known as Hilbert space.