Fay Dowker/ Eleanor Knox / Simon Saunders
Is Schrödinger’s cat alive or dead? This thought experiment was devised to illustrate a fundamental puzzle in quantum mechanics. A radical solution is that the cat is both alive and dead, but in different, parallel universes. This is the ‘many-worlds interpretation’ of quantum mechanics and our panel of philosophers and physicists discuss why it is controversial and its strange consequences.
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London
Professor of Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Organized in conjunction with the British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Recorded on 23 October 2017 at the LSE