Philosophy and Quantum Physics

The workshop "Philosophical Questions of Quantum Physics"

The Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology of Institute of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University is conducting a theoretical and methodological workshop "Contemporary problems of the philosophy of science." One of the sections of the workshop is devoted to the philosophical questions of quantum physics. 

“Mathematics outside physics: What we know about mathematical sociology”

​​​March 27, 2019, at 17-30.

​Speaker: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

The Philosophical Ideas of John A. Wheeler: The Role of the Observer in Quantum Mechanics, "It from Bit", "Participant Universe"

​​January 23, 2019, at 17-30.

Speaker: Alexey Nesteruk, Professor of Cosmology and Quantum Physics at the Institute of Space and Gravity, University of Portsmouth

"The problem of the reality of the wave function and quantum technology"

​December 21, 2018, Friday, at 17-30.

​Speaker: Terekhovich V.E. Ph.D.

"The controversy surrounding the history of Chinese astronomy"

November 23, 2018, Friday, at 17-30.

Speaker:  Sinkevich G.I., Ph.D.

"Sociology of "big science": the post-war development of computational mathematics in the USA and the USSR"

October 26, 2018, Friday, at 17-30.

Speaker: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

"The problem of the arrow of time in modern physics"

September 29, 2018, Saturday, at 12-00.

Speaker: Grib A.A., Prof. of Physics

"The method of mathematical modeling of physical reality and the growth of scientific knowledge"

May 26, 2018, Saturday, at 12-00.

Speaker: Kiryanov V.B.,  PhD.

The round table: "Mathematical models and physical reality"

April 28, 2018, Saturday, at 12-00.

Following the book: Max Tegmark "Our mathematical universe."

Formal-mathematical modeling as a possible way to build a "world of ideas"

March 26, 2018, Monday, at 17-00

SpeakerPismak Y. M., Professor

"Metaphysics of Time in Physical Theories (Part II): Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Causality"

January 30, 2018

Speaker: Terekhovich V.E., Institute of Philosophy, SPbGU

"Historical and philosophical aspects of the origin of uranium projects in different countries in 1940-50"

December 23, 2017

Speaker: Kiryanov V.B.,  VMA.

"Time and quantum mechanics"

November 25, 2017

Speaker: A. Sevalnikov, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Round table: "The scientific revolution, the concept and the event"

October 28, 2017

Speakers: N.I. Kuznetsova, RGGU; I.S. Dmitriev, SPbGU; I.I. Lisovich, MGU

"Metaphysics of time in physical theories. Pros and Cons of the block universe."

​​​September 23, 2017, 12-00

Speaker: Terekhovich V.E. Ph.D.

"The principles of quantum field theory in the modeling of the dynamics of complex systems"

​​​June 24, 2017, 12-00

Pismak Y. M., Professor

"What is time? The representations of time in basic physical models."

​​May 27, 2017, 12-00

Speaker: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

"The philosophical issues of time in the special theory of relativity: to the 110th anniversary of G.Minkovsky's report"

​April 22, 2017, 12-00

Speaker: Grib A.A., Prof. of Physics

"The history of complex numbers from Cardano to Hamilton»

February 25, 2017, 12-00

Speaker:  Sinkevich G.I., Ph.D.

"Whether the corpuscular-wave analogy, formulated in their Nobel lectures of L. de Broglie and E. Schrödinger, is current?"

January 25, 2017, 12-00

Round table

"Unknown pages of the history of the nuclear project"

November 26, 2016, 12-00

Speaker: Sevalnikov A.Y., Moscow

"The corpuscular-wave representations of pre-quantum physics"

December 17, 2016, 12-00

Speaker: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

“Three ways to relate consciousness and quantum mechanics”

Oktober 22, 2016, 12-00

Speaker: Terekhovich V.E.,  SPbGU

“Does the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics follow from its mathematical formalism with the need? Whether a strange world is inevitable or not?”

September 24, 2016, 12-00

Speaker: Lagodinsky V.M., SUAE (GUAP)

"Quantum and time"

June 25, 2016, 12-00

Speaker: Sevalnikov A.Y., Moscow

"The ontology of consciousness and quantum paradigm"

May 28, 2016, 13-00

Speaker:  Solovyov N.A.

"What can the philosophy of science answer 'a scandalous question of the existence of things outside us'?"

April 30, 2016, 13-00

Speaker: Shipovalova L.V.

"Whether the observer affects the reality? The delayed choice and quantum eraser experiments"

April 2, 2016, 13-00

Speaker: Terekhovich V.E. 

"On the quantum information and quantum state tomography"

February 27, 2016, 12-00

Speaker: Sokolov A.I., Prof. of Physics, the Faculty of St. Petersburg State University, Department of quantum mechanics.

"Philosophical aspects of the general theory of relativity. 100th anniversary"

December 26, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Grib A.A., Prof. of Physics

"Physics and geometry: the complex and hypercomplex numbers in quantum mechanics"

November 28, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

"Modern physical theory of fundamental interactions in terms of the concepts of ancient philosophy"

Oktober 24, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Pismak Y. M., Professor

"Optical-mechanical analogy in terms of scientific realism"

September 26, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

"Optical-mechanical analogy in quantum mechanics"

June 27, 2015, 12-00

Speakers: Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D., Terekhovich V.E. Ph.D.


Presentation #1

"Comparison of explanatory potential of mathematics in quantum mechanics and other fields of physics"

May 23, 2015, 12-00


"Explanatory potential of mathematics in interpretation of quantum physics"

April 25, 2015, 12-00

Speakers: Grib A.A. Ph.D., professor and Kirjanov V.B. Ph.D.

"Dispute between Einstein and Bohr and new foundations of mathematics"

March 28, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Rodin A.V. Ph.D.

"Concepts of possible and actual in interpretation of quantum mechanics"

February 28, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Terekhovich V.E. Ph.D.

«Specificity of quantum-relativistic description of motion of microscopic objects»

January 24, 2015, 12-00

Speaker: Antipenko L. G. Ph.D. 

«Does consciousness affect results of quantum measurements?»

December 27, 2014, 12-00

Roundtable. A discussion about articles Grib A.A. "Quantum indeterminism and free will" and Mensky M.B. "Quantum mechanics, consciousness and free will" - see attachments 

"Statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics and new uncertainty relations"

November 29, 2014, 12-00

Speaker: Taganov I.N. Ph.D. 

"Philosophical theory of motion"

Oktober 25, 2014, 12-00

Speaker: Godarev-Lozovsky M.G. 



«Foundations of Quantum Mechanics»

September 28, 2014, 12-00

Speaker: Lipkin A.I. Ph.D., Mosсow 

«Quantum reality in interpretation of quantum mechanics»

June 28, 2014 

Roundtable on materials held seminars. Participants:  Grib A.A., Lukjanenko A.S., Terekhovich V.E., Kolychev V.E., Godarev-Lozovsky M.G. and others

«Ontology of quantum mechanics».

May 24, 2014

Speaker: Sevalnikov A.Y. Ph.D. Moscow

«Copenhagen and Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics»

April 26, 2014 

Speaker: Grib A.A. Ph.D.

«Comparison of interpretations of quantum mechanics. Different views on quantum reality»

March 15, 2014

Speaker: Terekhovich V.E. Ph.D.

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