28. Oktober 2011
Selbstorganisation und Potenzgesetze in Ökonomie und Gesellschaft

9. November 2011
Understanding Heinz von Foerster and Ernst von Glasersfeld

Workshop der American Society for Cybernetics (ASC)

10. November 2011 | Wiener Vorlesungen | S.J. Schmidt (Münster)
Das Ende der Wirklichkeit im Konstruktivismus?
Friday, November 11th 2011
Opening Lecture (Large Ceremonial Hall)
Yves Couder
A case of wave-particle duality at macroscopic scale, quantum-like
behaviours emerging out of memory driven trajectories
Heinz von Foerster 100
Organizing Institutions:
Heinz von Foerster Gesellschaft / Wien
ASC – American Society for Cybernetics
WISDOM – Wiener Institut für
  sozialwissenschaftliche Dokumentation und Methodik

Institut für Zeitgeschichte | Universität Wien
AINS – Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies
5th International Heinz von Foerster Conference | November 11th–13th 2011

Changes in the Conference-Schedule

Self-Organization and Emergence
in Nature and Society
  Emergent Quantum Mechanics
An international conference on recent advances in self-organization research
and a tribute to Heinz von Foerster, one of the pioneers in this field
Keynote speakers:
Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University)
John Holland (University of Michigan)
Didier Sornette (ETH Zürich)
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  An international conference about quantum mechanics
based on a »deeper level theory«
Keynote speakers:
Stephen L. Adler (Princeton)
Gerard ‘t Hooft (Utrecht)
Lee Smolin (Waterloo)
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University of Vienna | Main Building | Festsaal


Advisory Board:
Robert Carroll (Urbana-Champaign) | Lajos Diósi (Budapest)
Hans-Thomas Elze (Pisa) | Maurice de Gosson (Vienna)
Vitaliy D. Rusov (Odessa) | Organizer: Gerhard Grössing (Vienna)

The theme of "emergent quantum mechanics" is, we believe, an appropriate present-day topic, which can both serve as an illustration of von Foerster's intellectual heritage and, more generally, as a means to point towards promising future directions in physics. We intend to bring together many of those physicists who are interested in or work on attempts to understanding quantum mechanics as emerging from a suitable classical (or, more generally: deeper level) physics, i.e., without the sometimes tedious discussions in conferences on quantum foundations, where the possibility of an emergent quantum mechanics is not even considered as a serious research topic.

[The unresolved puzzles of quantum mechanics] “have inspired a large literature in physics and philosophy. There are two distinct approaches. One is to assume that quantum theory is exact, but that the interpretive postulates need modification, to eliminate apparent contradictions. Many worlds, decoherent histories, Bohmian mechanics, and quantum theory as information, all fall in this category. Although their underlying mathematical formulations differ, empirically they are indistinguishable, since they predict the same experimental results as does standard quantum theory.
The second approach is to assume that quantum mechanics is not exact, but instead is a very accurate approximation to a deeper level theory, which reconciles the deterministic and probabilistic aspects. This may seem radical, even heretical, but looking back in the history of physics, there are precedents. Newtonian mechanics was considered to be exact for several centuries, before being supplanted by relativity and quantum theory, to which classical physics is an approximation. But apart from this history, there is another important motivation for considering modifications of quantum theory. This is to give a quantitative meaning to experiments testing quantum theory, by having an alternative theory, making predictions that differ from those of standard quantum theory, to which these experiments can be compared.”
Stephen L. Adler and Angelo Bassi in Science (2009)

Invited Lectures:
Guido Bacciagaluppi (Aberdeen) | Robert Carroll (Urbana-Champaign)
Lajos Diósi (Budapest) | Hans-Thomas Elze (Pisa)
Piotr Garbaczewski (Opole) | GianCarlo Ghirardi (Trieste)
Maurice de Gosson (Vienna) | Gerhard Grössing (Vienna)
Basil Hiley (London) | Bei-Lok Hu (College Park)
José M. Isidro (Valencia) | Andrei Khrennikov (Växjö)
Edward Nelson (Princeton) | Theo Nieuwenhuizen (Amsterdam)
Garnet Ord (Toronto) | Vitaly D. Rusov (Odessa)
Christof Wetterich (Heidelberg)

Contributed papers:
Richard D. Bateson (London) | Agung Budiyono (Saitama)
Alexander Burinskii (Moscow) | John Bush (Cambridge)
Ana María Cetto (Mexico) | Catalina Curceanu (Frascati)
Marek Czachor (Gdansk) | Mark Davidson (Palo Alto)
Alexander Davydov (Rockville) | Mark J. Everitt (Loughborough, Cairo)
Manfried Faber (Vienna) | Felix Finster (Regensburg)
Lakhdar Gaffour (Sidi-Bel-Abbes) | Petr Hajicek (Berne)
Werner A. Hofer (Liverpool) | Louis H. Kauffman (Chicago)
Helmut Rauch (Vienna) | Ángel S. Sanz (Madrid)
Fabio Scardigli (Taipei) | Dieter Schuch (Frankfurt)
Herbert Schwabl (Vienna) | Mike Towler (Cambridge)
Giuseppe Vitiello (Salerno)

Andrey Akhmeteli (Houston) | Irina Basieva (Växjö)
Alain Bérard (Metz) | Andrew Beckwith (Houston)
Jarek Duda (Cracow) | Shan Gao (Sydney)
Konstantin A. Lukin (Kharkiv, Ukraine) | William McHarris (East Lansing)
Johannes Mesa Pascasio (Vienna) | Roumen Tsekov (Sofia)

Conference secretariate:

The Proceedings of EmerQuM11 will be published in: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
For all articles, the following link leads you to the details concerning
- preparation, submission, and deadline

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