2pm - 3pm GMT

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Discretised Hilbert space, fractal invariant sets and the measurement problem in quantum physics

Professor Palmer will talk about his theory on discretised complex Hilbert spaces, which leads to a novel application of ideas in number theory to study possible deterministic underpinnings to quantum physics.


30BB03 (physics seminar room)
University of Surrey
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This seminar is by invitation only.


Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer CBE FRS is a Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Following a PhD in general relativity theory, Tim spent much of his career developing probabilistic ensemble prediction methods for weather and climate forecasting.

With insights gained from chaos theory, Tim has returned to his roots in fundamental physics to offer a new interpretation of Bell’s Theorem, one that might help finally synthesise quantum and gravitational physics.

Amongst a number of prizes, Tim has won the Institute of Physics' Dirac Gold Medal and the Royal Astronomical Society’s Gold Medal. He is also officially acknowledged as having contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s award of Nobel Peace Prize. Tim is an international member of a number of overseas academies including the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2022 he published a popular book The Primacy of Doubt on the science of uncertainty.

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