Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Memorial Hall McNamara Alumni Center
Abstract: Spooky Actions at a Distance?
The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the Annual Misel Family Lecture Series. The Fifth Annual Misel lecture features N. David Mermin, Cornell University, presenting "Spooky Actions at a Distance?"
Einstein's real complaint about the quantum theory was not that it required God to play dice, but that it failed to "represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." Mermin will use the rhetorical device of a computer-simulated lecture demonstration (a cartoon version of experiments in Vienna) to explain both the appeal of Einstein's criticism and the remarkable fact that the "reality" he insisted upon is nevertheless impossible.
More information: http://www.ftpi.umn.edu/misel/index.html
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