Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle: An International Conference in Honour of Abner Shimony

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Conference Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 (All day) to Friday, July 21, 2006 (All day)


Perimeter Institute will host an international conference from July 18-21, 2006, in honour of Abner Shimony, one of the most eminent physicist-philosophers of our time. Professor Shimony is renowned for his contribution to the famous Bell-CHSH inequality and for many other contributions in the foundations of physics and philosophy.


Talks and discussions will cover a wide range of subjects within physics and philosophy, including theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum entanglement and non-locality, relativistic causality, quantum measurement problem, probability theory, temporal transience, the mind-body problem, and scientific realism.


Invited Speakers
Ronald Anderson Boston College, MA Jon Jarrett University of Illinois
Alain Aspect CNRS, Orsay, France Adrian Kent University of Cambridge
Paul Busch PI & University of York Anthony Leggett University of Illinois
Domenico Costantini Univ. of Bologna Shimon Malin Colgate University, NY
Andrew Frenkel Hungarian Acad. of Sci. N. David Mermin Cornell University
Edward Fry Texas A & M University Philip Pearle Hamilton College, NY
Christopher Fuchs Bell Laboratories Sandu Popescu University of Bristol
Daniel Greenberger City College of New York Steven Savitt Univ. of British Columbia
Lucien Hardy Perimeter Institute Yan Hua Shih University of Maryland
William Harper Univ. of Western Ontario Abner Shimony Boston University
Geoffrey Hellman Univ. of Minnesota Lee Smolin Perimeter Institute
Michael Horne Stonehill College, MA Anton Zeilinger Univ. of Vienna
Advisory Committee:

Robert Batterman (UWO), Paul Busch (PI), Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge), Lucien Hardy (PI), andWilliam Harper (UWO) 


The conference has been organized and sponsored by Perimeter Institute. Additional sponsorship has been provided by:

Institute for Quantum Computing