Consortium

Emily Adlam

QISS Philosophy Fellow
Rotman Institute of Philosophy
Western University

I work on the foundations of quantum mechanics and related issues in the philosophy of physics. At the moment I’m particularly interested in approaches to physics which go beyond the time evolution paradigm – encompassing a range of possibilities like temporal non-locality, retrocausality, and all-at-once laws. I’m also interested in pursuing the consequences of these possibilities for philosophical topics like laws and determinism. And I’m looking into recent developments in the quantum clocks research programme and trying to understand what these results tell us about the nature of time.

I received my PhD in relativistic quantum information from the University of Cambridge. Prior to that I completed the Perimeter Scholar’s International programme in theoretical physics, and I did my undergraduate degree in physics and philosophy at the Univeristy of Oxford.