» 2019 Copenhagen Interpretation and Beyond Conference


Chapman University honored Dr. Henry P. Stapp for his outstanding contribution to the field of quantum physics with a lively roundtable of presentations from fellow quantum physicists and scientists on October 18th, 2019, at Chapman University. A second day of general audience participation entitled “Reimagining Consciousness: A Conversation Across the Physical and Life Sciences” was held at Loyola Marymount University, and focused on popular talks and panel discussions.

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Presentations

"A New Approach to Quantum Mechanics"
Yakir Aharonov, Ph.D., Chapman University

“Where Does Quanta Meet Mind?”
Jose Acacio De Barros, Ph. D., San Francisco State University

“Copenhagen Interpretation: An Enhanced Orthodox Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics”
Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Chapman University

“Quantum Paradoxes: To Resolve or To Acquiesce?”
Ruth E. Kastner, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

“Bohr, QBism, and Beyond”
Ulrich Mohrhoff, Ph.D., Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education, Pondicherry, India

“Complementarity in Biological Systems: A Complexity View”
Neil Theise, Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine

 
Discussion, Remarks and Open Participation

The technical presentations were interspersed with informal discussion, remarks and open participation, including questions and answers with the presenters. Topics included the meaning of the Copenhagen Interpretation, the orthodox view of quantum mechanics, alternative views, observation and measurement in quantum mechanics, collapse of the wave function, time and quantum field theory, complementarity and biological extensions.

Participants included:

  • Jose Acacio De Barros, Ph. D., San Francisco State University
  • John Hagelin, Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management
  • Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Chapman University
  • Ruth E. Kastner, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ulrich Mohrhoff, Ph.D., Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education, Pondicherry, India
  • Henry P. Stapp, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Eric Strauss, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University
  • Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., President of Chapman University
  • Neil Theise, Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine

Sponsors

Anonymous
California Institute of Integral Studies
The Center for Urban Resilience at Loyola Marymount University
Chapman University Center of Excellence - CEESMO
Chapman University Office of the President
Navin and Pratima Doshi
Nalanda Consciousness Network
Ashok Narasimhan

Members of Organizing Committee

Menas C. Kafatos, Chapman University
Debashish Banerji, California Institute of Integral Studies
Navin Doshi
Eric G. Strauss, Loyola Marymount University