As physicists or engineers we may be aware that philosophers and historians have long been interested in quantum theory and its potential ontological implications. Over the past few decades, diverse new branches of the humanities and social sciences have begun to grapple with aspects of quantum physics and to offer radical interpretive approaches. In this talk I'll briefly introduce some of these developments and then invite the audience to participate in an open discussion. The presentation will be non-technical in nature but I'll assume that everyone is familiar with the structure and application of quantum theory.
Hideo Mabuchi is a Professor of Applied Physics in the Ginzton Lab. His group's research program focuses mainly on core issues of quantum engineering, ranging from materials and device physics to circuit theory and new concepts for information processing architectures. He has a strong personal interest in traditional ceramics and through this topic he is exploring interactions with fields beyond mainstream STEM, such as art and art history, anthropology/archaeology, philosophy and literary theory.