Modern Physics and the Mind
A Popular Talk by Dr. Yakir Aharonov
Institute for Quantum Studies
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Mathematics & Physics at Schmid College
Modern physics has radically revised our common-sense assumptions about the world, including our concepts of time, free will, and physical reality. Many of our fundamental beliefs about the physical world lack a firm scientific foundation. In this talk, Professor Aharonov will discuss the tension between objective physical description and conscious experience. He will describe recent advances in the foundations of physics and quantum theory that offer the possibility of a fresh approach.