The Quantum Reconstruction Program and Beyond: What it Is, Why it Matters, Where Next?

Published On: July 26, 2023
Conference dates: August 1-3, 2023
University of Graz, Austria
Organizing Team: Philipp Berghofer & Philip Goyal
Venue: HS 05.12, Universitätsplatz 5
If you wish to attend in person: All are welcome, no registration required.
If you wish to attend online, please register at this link before 1st August:
NB: Online participants will not have the opportunity to raise questions in the Q&As
The final conference program is listed below.
August 1
09.15 Opening Address (Philipp Berghofer & Philip Goyal)
10.00-11.00 Markus Müller (IQOQI)Quantum Theory as a Principle Theory of Probability and its Relation to Spacetime
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.30 Muhammad Hamza Waseem (University of Oxford) & Bob Coecke (Quantinuum): Picturing Interpretations of Quantum Physics 
12.30-13.30 Johannes Fankhauser (University of Oxford): Quantum Uncertainty as a Fundamental Limit to Nature’s Predictability
13.30-15.00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Philipp Höhn (OIST)TBA
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 David Ellerman (University of Ljubljana): A New Information-Theoretic Approach to Quantum Mechanics
17.30-18.30 Daniel Shanahan (Independent Researcher): Restructuring the de Broglie Wave 
19.00 Dinner
August 2
10.00-11.00 Michael Cuffaro (LMU)Quantum Mechanics on an Informational (or Neo- Bohrian) Approach
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.30 Jessica Oddan (University of Waterloo): Reconstructions of Quantum Theory: Genuine Explanation and Moderate Realism 
12.30-13.30 Lucy Mason (KCL): Quantum versus Classical: Emergence in the Information Framework
13.30-15.00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Iulian Toader (University of Vienna): The Meaning of Reconstructed Quantum Mechanics
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 Stefan Weigert (University of York): A Quantum Theory with Non-collapsing Measurements
17.30-18.30 Yang Yu (SUNY Albany): The Structure of Quantum Questions
19.00 Dinner
August 3
10.00-11.00 Michel Bitbol (École Normale Supérieure)TBA
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.30 Harald Wiltsche (Linköping University)Transcendental Approaches to QM. Lessons from Bohr (and Bitbol)
12.30-13.30 Michele Dall’Arno (TUT): On the Role of SIC Structures in the Quantum Inferential Process
13.30-15.00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Ruediger Schack (RHUL): From the Quantum Formalism to QBism and back to the Quantum Formalism 
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 John DeBrota (UNM): Deconstructing Dynamics in QBism 
17.30-18.30 Matt Weiss (University of Massachusetts Boston): How Quantum Is QBism?
19.00: Dinner​