School on quantum foundations dedicated to Prof. GianCarlo Ghirardi

June 19-21, 2019

Quantum Mechanic is extremely successful in predicting experimental results and has a vast range of applications. Nonetheless, many unanswered questions remain. The school will introduce PhD students to the still outstanding problems in our understanding of quantum foundations.
To give a deep look into the foundations of quantum mechanics, the school will cover one topic a day: Collapse Models on day 1, Bohmian Mechanics on day 2, and Shape Dynamics on day 3. In the mornings, lectures will be given by experts in the field: A. Bassi, D. Dürr, N. Zanghì. The afternoons will be dedicated to tutorials where more applied aspects of each theory will be presented sand discussed. Additionally, one hour every day will be dedicated to short talks by selected students, who will have the chance to present the problems they are working on.

Registration is mandatory (use form below). Applicants are asked to provide a short (300 words) motivation letter explaining why they wish to attend the school. There is no free; participants will have to cover their travel and local expenses. A limited number participants will be given free accommodation in double rooms in the ICTP Adriatico guesthouse. Applicants who wish to share one of these rooms are asked to briefly motivate their request (200 words).

Deadline for early registration with possibility (upon availability) of free accommodation in double room: 1st May 2019 .
Deadline for standard registration: 30th May 2019 .
Due to limited capacity of the lecture room, participation will be limited to max 50 students.

 

Program

Wednesday, June 19th 2019
Collapse Models

09:15 - 09:30   Welcome and Introduction
09:30 - 11:00   Lecturer: A. Bassi
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00   Lecturer: A. Bassi
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 16:30   Tutorial
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00   Students' presentations

Thursday, June 20th 2019
Bohmian Mechanics

 09:30 - 11:00  Lecturer: D. Dürr
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00   Lecturer: D. Dürr
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 16:30   Tutorial
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00   Students' presentations

Friday, June 21st 2019
Shape Dynamics

 09:30 - 11:00  Lecturer: N. Zanghì
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00   Lecturer: N. Zanghì
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 16:30   Tutorial
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00   Students' presentations
18:00 - 18:15   Closing


Location

The school will take place in Euler Lecture Hall, ICTP, Strada Costiera 11, Trieste. The ICTP can be reached from the city center or from the train station by taking the bus number 6.

 


Organizers

A. Bassi (University of Trieste - INFN)
L. Ferialdi (University of Trieste)

Registration Form

Explain in few sentences why you want to attend the school
Motivate why you wish to have a funded accommodation