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Celebrate science, and Yakir Aharonov's 80th birthday, with the Institute for Quantum Studies!

To help celebrate Yakir Aharonov's 80th birthday, a party of the world’s most acclaimed physicists mingled at Chapman University and spoke to our conference on the foundations of quantum physics.

Yakir Aharonov, Sir Michael Berry, Paul Davies, Nobel Laureate François Englert, and Nobel Laureate Sir Anthony Leggett shared an open, public discussion to kick off our two-day Birthday Conference. Conference events were live-recorded and are available to view now.

For all those now unable to attend, please enjoy watching presentations delivered by friends and Members of the IQS below.

+ - First Day - Friday, August 17, 2012


David Gross - “A Century of Quantum Mechanics”
Time: 8:35 AM
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Francois Englert - “Symmetry breaking and the scalar boson”
Time: 9:05 AM
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Yakir Aharanov - “Review of the time-symmetric formulation of Quantum Mechanics
Time: 9:35 AM
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Bill Unruh - “Thoughts on quantum measurement”
Time: 10:45 AM
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Paul Kwiat - “Making Strong Measurements Weaker, and Weak Measurements Stronger”
Time: 11:15 AM
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Sir Michael Berry - “Weak value probabilities”
Time: 11:45 AM
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Eshel Ben Jacob -
Time: 2:00 PM
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Andrew Jordan - “Weak values: the progression from quantum foundations to tool”
Time: 2:30 PM
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John Howell - “Weak values and precision measurements”
Time: 3:00 PM
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Daniel Rohrlich - “PR-Box correlations violate relativistic causality in the classical limit”
Time: 2:00 PM
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Philip Pearle - “Collapse miscellany”
Time: 2:30 PM
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Scott Aaronson - “The ghost in the quantum Turing machine”
Time: 3:00 PM
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Paul Davies - “Quantum post-selection in cosmology”
Time: 4:00 PM
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Sean Carroll - “A big universe”
Time: 4:30 PM
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James Hartle - “The quantum mechanical arrow of time”
Time: 5:00 PM
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+ - Second Day - Saturday, August 18, 2012


Sir Anthony Leggett - “Macrorealism, noninvasiveness and weak measurement”
Time: 8:30 AM
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Aephraim Steinberg - “Weak measurement, uncertainty relationships, and tradeoffs in experimental quantum measurements”
Time: 9:00 AM
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Andrew Briggs - “Experimental implementations of quantum paradoxes”
Time: 9:30 AM
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Neil Turok - “Anatomy of quantum tunneling”
Time: 10:45 AM
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Raymond Chiao - “Observation of a novel Aharonov-Bohm effect in two linked superconducting rings composed of different materials”
Time: 11:15 AM
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Lev Vaidman - “Paradoxes of the Aharonov-Bohm and Aharonov-Casher effects”
Time: 11:45 AM
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Aharon Casher - “Bounds on the norm of super-oscillatory functions”
Time: 2:00 PM
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Benni Reznik - “Topological Wilson-loop area law manifested using a superposition of loops”
Time: 2:30 PM
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Shmuel Nussinov - “A pre- and post- selected network picture for universal evolution”
Time: 3:00 PM
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A.D. Parks - “Weak Energy: form and function”
Time: 2:00 PM
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Lars Johansen - “Weak values beyond post-selection”
Time: 2:30 PM
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Alonso Botero - “Entanglement and weak values: a quantum miracle cookbook”
Time: 3:00 PM
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Nicolas Gisin - “Quantum nonlocality based on finite-speed influences leads to signaling”
Time: 4:00 PM
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David Albert - “Physics and narrative”
Time: 4:30 PM
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Yakir Aharonov - “Can the future of a quantum particle affect the present without negating free will?”
Time: 5:00 PM
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