Renato Renner: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Renato Renner
FieldTheoretical Physics
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 41.2
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 633 34 58
Fax+41 44 633 11 15
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
851-0144-20LPhilosophical Aspects of Quantum Physics
Particularly suitable for students of D-CHAB, D-PHYS
3 credits2SN. Sieroka, R. Renner
AbstractThis course provides an introduction to philosophical issues about quantum physics. In particular, we will examine key concepts (such as locality and time) and different interpretations of quantum mechanics (such as the many-worlds interpretation).
ObjectiveBy the end of the course students are able to describe and compare different interpretations of quantum mechanics. They are able to identify and examine issues about these different interpretations as well as more general issues concerning key concepts of quantum physics and concerning the transition between quantum and classical descriptions in physics. Students are in a position to critically discuss and evaluate the repercussions of these issues in broader scientific contexts.
The course is part of ETH's "Critical Thinking"-Initiative and facilitates students' abilities to express their thoughts clearly and effectively (both verbally and in writing).