BOOK TALK: Alyssa Ney and ‘The Wave Function’

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  • The World in the Wave Function: A Metaphysics for Quantum Physics (Oxford University Press, April 2021)
  • By Alyssa Ney, professor of cognitive science and philosophy, College of Letters and Science
  • WHAT: Book talk sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute and International House Davis
  • WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in person
  • WHERE: International House, 10 College Park, Davis
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Free and open to the public. Light refreshments.

Nearly a century after the development of quantum theories, a consensus has yet to emerge about what these theories tells us about ourselves and our places in the universe. Ney develops a framework — wave function realism — initially suggested by Schrödinger in the 1920s — that we, and all objects, are ultimately constituted out of the wave function, and that quantum worlds consist of many more than three dimensions.

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