Michael J. Devin, Ph.D.
Title:Time Machines and You (Or quantum mechanics of weak measurements on periodic sub-ensembles)
Abstract: A look at the strange physics of time loops through the lens of ordinary quantum mechanics. Through selective measurement we can observe effective simulations of a causal physics. These everyday time loops are only visible in data as sub-ensemble correlations long after the fact, but provide insight into how quantum mechanics might behave under extreme conditions such as near closed time-like curves or singularities. We also look at how quantum mechanics resolves some of the popular paradoxical ideas of time travel, and creates a few new ones.
Dr. Devin received his Ph.D. in physics from Baylor University. His research concentrations are general relativity, string theory and cosmology.