Tim Maudlin is Professor of Philosophy at NYU, specializing in the foundations of physics. He has written books on quantum theory and space-time structure, and has recently developed a new mathematical language for describing geometry. He is a member of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi).
A 15-Minute Proof That the World is Bizarre
Maudlin will present a simple version of John Bell’s proof that certain experimental results can only be explained if there are physical connections between systems that are arbitrarily far apart. The proof of this physical non-locality is arguably the greatest shock to our understanding of the physical world produced in the history of physics.
Time: 11 pm
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / Concert Hall