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Cristian Bourgeois

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Exploring Quantum Mysteries Drives Chapman Institute Toward Breakthroughs Building on foundational research, co-director Andrew Jordan seeks to expand the scope of the Institute for Quantum Studies.

March 25, 2022 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Ever since high school, Andrew Jordan has been fascinated by the promise and possibilities of quantum mechanics. So much so that he has devoted his professional life to the study of matter and light on the atomic and subatomic scale. Decades later, the field still amazes him. “Part of the excitement is that things in

How to recover a moment of a magnetization vector from a magnetic field? A Technical Physics Talk by Elodie Pozzi

March 10, 2022 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 @ 12PM in 149 Keck Center, or join us on Zoom. Abstract: In this talk, we are interested in techniques to recover the moment of magnetization given measurements of the magnetic field. We introduce the notion of inverse problems and we write the question of moment recovery as an inverse problem.

Welcome John Howell!

March 9, 2022 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Dear IQS members, We are delighted to announce that John Howell will be joining us here as a new faculty member at Chapman University in the coming summer.  John is an expert in quantum optics, quantum information, precision measurements, and all manner of optical imaging. An overview of his work is on his Google scholar

Non-Markovian wave-function collapse models are Bohmian theories in disguise A Technical Physics Talk by Antoine Tilloy

March 7, 2022 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 @ 12PM in 149 Keck Center, or join us on Zoom. Abstract: Spontaneous collapse models models and Bohmian mechanics are two different solutions to the measurement problem plaguing orthodox quantum mechanics. They have a priori nothing in common. At a formal level, collapse models add a non-linear noise term to the

“Implications of action principles for quantum foundations” A technical physics talk by Ken Wharton

February 28, 2022 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, 11 AM, Keck Center 149 Join us on Zoom. Abstract: The classical action has been intertwined with quantum theory for over a century, but the connection between the two continues to be unclear.  Is the action meaningful in its own right, or just a “trick” for generating dynamical equations of motion? 

What’s Eating the Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions A Popular Physics Talk by Paul Davies

October 14, 2021 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Friday, 5 November @ 3PM in Memorial Hall Auditorium In the constellation of Eridanus there lurks a cosmic mystery, as if something has taken a huge bite out of the universe, leaving a supervoid. Could it be an enormous black hole, another universe, or an expanding vacuum bubble, destined to annihilate everything in existence? That

Fine Tuning and Superdeterminisnism in Quantum Mechanics A Popular Physics Discussion with Sabine Hossenfelder, in conversation with Matt Leifer

October 11, 2021 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Wednesday October 13, 8:30am PDT (California Time)   https://rebrand.ly/IQSHossenfelder   The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University presents an online discussion between Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies) and Dr. Matthew Leifer (Institute for Quantum Studies, Chapman University).   Dr. Hossenfelder’s research focusses on the foundations of physics, including quantum gravity, physics beyond

Back from the Future: Retrocausality in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics A Popular Physics Discussion with Roderick Sutherland, in conversation with Matt Leifer

October 1, 2021 by | The Institute for Quantum Studies

Wednesday October 6, 6pm PDT (California Time) The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University presents an online discussion between Dr. Roderick Sutherland (University of Sydney, Australia) and Dr. Matthew Leifer (Institute for Quantum Studies, Chapman University).   Dr. Sutherland is a leading advocate of theories involving retrocausation (backwards-in-time influences) as a resolution for the problems

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