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Wed, 29 Jan


Small Lecture Theatre

Superdeterminism: The Forgotten Solution

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Superdeterminism: The Forgotten Solution
Superdeterminism: The Forgotten Solution

Time & Location

29 Jan 2020, 12:00 – 13:00

Small Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

About the Event

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder is a theoretical physicist and science writer. She is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. She is the author of 'Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray', and a blogger on


What is a measurement? This, it turns out, is the most difficult question in physics today. In this talk, I will explain why the measurement problem is important and why all attempts to solve it so far have failed. I will then discuss the obvious solution to the problem that was, unfortunately, discarded half a century ago without ever being seriously considered: Superdeterminism. After addressing some common objections to this idea, I will summarize the existing approaches to develop a theory for it.

Accessibility Statement:

There is wheelchair access. There is padded seating, an accessible toilet, and a hearing loop. There is general car parking, and blue badge parking by request in advance. This isn't a bsl interpreter, or a designated quiet space.

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