CASPER Seminar Series presents Dr. Michael Devin

DateApril 24, 2015
Time2:30 - 3:30 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room C.206
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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.



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