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The Hitchhiker’s Advanced Guide to Quantum Collapse Models and their impact in science, philosophy, technology and biology

31 Ottobre 2022 @ 9:00 - 4 Novembre 2022 @ 18:00










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The aim of the workshop is to bring together theoreticians and experimentalists to discuss the present status of the collapse models, which were proposed as a solution of the measurement problem in quantum physics.

We witnessed lot of progress recently in the studies of the collapse models. On the theoretical side new realistic dissipative and non-Markovian collapse models are being developed, in order to provide a glimpse on the physical mechanism driving the collapse. At the same time, experimentalists search for signatures of the proposed models with various and very different physical systems. Searches of anomalous heating, or of spontaneous radiation are performed in atomic, nuclear, and mesoscopic/macroscopic systems from underground laboratories to (planned) space-based experiments, together with interference-based experiments.

The Hitchhiker’s Advanced Guide to Quantum Collapse Models workshop is targeted both for experts and, especially, for the young participants. It will bring together the communities working in quantum collapse with the aim to set up a synergetic effort towards progress in the field. Discussions of the impact of the collapse models in philosophy, technology and in biology, in particular the consciousness Orch OR model, will be stimulated.

The workshop is organized with the support of the INFN-LNF, of the Foundational Questions Institute (Grants No. FQXi-RFP-CPW-2008 and FQXi-MGA-2102), of the John Templeton Foundation (Grant 62099) and of Comune di Frascati.

The workshop will be organized if necessary in mixed modality (in presence and online) with a strong preference for an “in presence” participation.

Symposium Chairs:
Catalina Curceanu, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy
Maaneli Derakhshani, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Lajos Diósi, Wigner Research Center for Physics and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary
Kristian Piscicchia, CREF, Rome, and INFN-LNF, Frascati, Italy

Organizing Committee:
Fabrizio Napolitano, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy
Alessandro Scordo, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy
Diana Laura Sirghi, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy
Alessandra Tamborrino Orsini (secretariat)


Program of the workshop

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31 Ottobre 2022 @ 9:00
4 Novembre 2022 @ 18:00
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Auditorium B. Touschek
Via Enrico Fermi, 54
Frascati, Roma 00044 Italia