Paul Cadden-Zimansky: "Quantum Darwinism"
Introduced by Thomas Bartscherer
Part of the ROSTRUM series, hosted by The Language and Thinking Program at Bard College languageandthinking.bard.edu/
Paul Cadden-Zimansky is an assistant professor of physics at Bard College. He spoke in Olin Hall on the Bard campus on August 22, 2012.
As our theories of the physical world increase in explanatory power, the concepts they employ have become more abstract. This lecture will explain how some of the most counterintuitive concepts in contemporary physics are the result not of deliberate obfuscation on the part of scientists or an over-reliance on complex mathematics, but stem from inherent prejudices that humans have about reality and the constraints we are forced to adhere to in our intellectual endeavors.