School on quantum foundations dedicated to Prof. GianCarlo Ghirardi
June 19-21, 2019
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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 Master and 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 standard registration: 3rd June 2019 .
Wednesday, June 19th 2019
Thursday, June 20th 2019
Friday, June 21st 2019
List of Participants
Sandro Donadi, Siddhant Das, Serj Aristarhov, Andrea Trombettoni, Sasha Lill, Giulio Foletto, Matteo Carlesso, Markus Frembs, Federico Roccati, Ranjith Venkatrama, Nicolò Piccione, Paolo Meda, Mathew Flinders, Michele Vischi, Mattia Moroder, Gabriele Degano, Nicola Santamaria, Cristian Gusella, Chiara Ballarino, Alessandro Tamai, Giovanni Fasiolo, Francesco Spadotto, José Luis Gaona Reyes, Caitlin Jones
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.
A. Bassi (University of Trieste - INFN)
L. Ferialdi (University of Trieste)
This School was supported by grant number FQXi-MGB-1802 from the Foundational Questions Institute and Fetzer Franklin Fund, a donor advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation