Chip Sebens

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Chip Sebens

Speaker Series Coordinator, 2013-14

  • Fields of Study
    • Physics, Epistemology, Metaphysics
  • About

    I study the philosophy of physics, focusing on the foundations of quantum theory.  I'm interested in evaluating various proposed solutions to the measurement problem, including the many-worlds interpretation, Bohmian mechanics, and GRW theory.  I'm particularly interested in potentially fatal objections to each theory, such as:  Is the many-worlds interpretation capable of reproducing the statistical predictions of textbook quantum mechanics?  Can Bohmian mechanics and GRW be satisfactorily extended to relativistic quantum field theory?  I also have research interests in formal epistemology and metaphysics.  I received my bachelor's degree from MIT in 2009 and my master's from the University of Oxford in 2010.