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What is Real? Nagarjuna’s Middle Way. A discussion on Quantum Physics and Buddhist philosophy with Barry Kerzin and Carlo Rovelli.

<br /> This online public discussion starts in Title: What is real? Nagarjuna’s Middle Way. A discussion on Quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy with Barry Kerzin and Carlo Rovelli.  Time and date: 29 of October 2021, 4pm CEST (10am EDT) How to join: Please register for the zoom session using this link https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u6p9Fpi1SJ6A7z4aXRQs1Q . The registration confirmation email will contain the zoom link …

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Causal structure in spin-foams

Below is an accessible summary of the pre-publication  arxiv.org/abs/2109.00986 by Pierre Martin-Dussaud and Eugenio Bianchi, Penn State University. A major conceptual achievement of Einstein’s theory of relativity is the understanding that space and time arise from a single physical entity, spacetime. Within spacetime, the distinction between space and time is operated by what one calls …

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Markus Aspelmeyer joins QISS

Markus Aspelmeyer, Director of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, has joined QISS. The addition of Markus and his group will support the focus point of exploring experimental possibilities to probe the weak field/low energy aka “table-top” regime of gravitational quantum physics. For an interesting popularised take on recent experimental trends see the recent …

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Testing for Quantum Gravity with Bose-Einstein Condensates

The multimode collaborative work `Non-gaussianity as a Signature of a Quantum Theory of Gravity’ between Hong Kong, Aix-Marseille and Oxford you, lead by Richard Howl and with the participation of Marios Christodoulou, Carlo Rovelli and Vlatko Vedral, has been published in PRX Quantum. Below is an accessible to the non-specialist summary. For over a hundred years, physicists …

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Chiara Marletto featured at The Guardian

Chiara Marletto has been featured in the guardian,Chiara Marletto is a research fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Her research is in theoretical physics – especially quantum computation, thermodynamics and information theory. Her broader interests include theoretical biology, epistemology and Italian literature. The Science of Can and Can’t: A Physicist’s Journey Through the Land …

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