Tuesday Talks: Why do we think there are Many-Worlds?

27 Nov 2012

LSE's Dr Foad Dizadji-Bahmani explains the Many World's interpretation of quantum mechanics where all possible alternative histories and future are real, each representing an actual world.

Tuesday 27 Nov
7 - 9pm
The White Building
Events Space

One interpretation of quantum mechanics – the Many-Worlds interpretation - posits that the world is literally ubiquitously branching into many “parallel” worlds. It is often met with incredulity! This talk aims to explain why one might think the Many-Worlds interpretation is true.

Foad studied philosophy and physics before going on to complete a PhD in philosophy of science and physics at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is currently a Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE, and, from January 2013, will be an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, California State University Los Angeles.


Tuesday Talks are monthly free talks at The White Building, exploring current ideas in science, technology and philosophy. The talks are meant as provocations, to explain complex ideas and bring debate to what this could mean for art. 

The White Building's programme is supported by Bloomberg as part of the Bloomberg ON programme.