Wolfson College is privileged to have Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer deliver the Annual London Lecture.
Quantum Foundations Research Cluster
The quest for understanding the quantum world remains one of the greatest challenges on the scientific agenda.
Despite a century of involvement of the greatest minds there is still no consensus on what the quantum world is really about and how it relates to our everyday experiences.
The Quantum Foundations Research Cluster at Wolfson tackles not only the big questions about the nature of the universe that have troubled scientists from Einstein to Stephen Hawking (Does God play dice?), but equally applies quantum theory to real-world technological advances, such as helping Google understand language.
Our approach is unique for the range of perspectives we bring to this challenge, including philosophy, logic, computing, quantum phenomena and life, nanotechnology, and even areas of artificial intelligence. Several of these activities have received wide media coverage.
The Cluster unites members from the Computer Science, Materials, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Physics Departments of the University, making it an interdisciplinary activity unique in its kind.
While Wolfson College has a remarkably large number of Fellows and DPhil students active in the area, the activities of the cluster also attract many leading scientists from other colleges.
The activities of the cluster include bimonthly discussion meetings on
Wednesday evenings, to which everyone interested is welcome. Please email the mailing list to receive information on forthcoming activities.
Samson Abramsky (Christopher Strachey Professor of Computing)
Jonathan Barrett (Associate Professor of Computer Science)
Andrew Briggs (Professor of Nanomaterials)
Harvey Brown (Professor of Philosophy of Physics)
Bob Coecke (Professor of Quantum Foundations, Logics and Structures)
Vlatko Vedral (Professor of Quantum Information Theory)
21 January 2019Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer to deliver Annual London Lecture at Lincoln's Inn18 January 2019Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2019 Winner Announced
Wolfson College is honoured to announce that the winner of this year's competition was Andrew Wynn Owen for Lines of Decline.17 January 2019The Academics at Risk campaign
Last term the College raised almost £25,000 to place an academic at risk and their family at Wolfson.
Lectures and Seminars22 - 22Jan JanWeinrebe Lecture 1, Notes from the Silence: writing the lives of women composersTuesday 22 January - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Due to the tireless work of musicologists such as Anna Beer, a rich legacy of music by women has been, and continues to be, unearthed. The tide is, however, beginning to turn and we are hearing more female composers. But how can we, indeed how should we, write these composers' lives? In the first Weinrebe Lecture of 2019, Anna will share her insights into gender, creativity and life-writing.Networking23 - 23Jan JanDigital Research Cluster LunchWednesday 23 January - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Do you use, or are you interested in using, digital technologies for research in any discipline? The lunch is an opportunity to meet and discuss your work with technology specialists and other academics, and to explore further opportunities in the College and Oxford. Contact David Robey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.Lectures and Seminars23 - 23Jan JanAWRC Lunch Table and Talk - Dr Elise MoreroWednesday 23 January - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Dr Elise Morero (Postdoc researcher at the Khalili Research Centre) on The contribution of ancient technology analysis to the history and history of art: the study of relief-carving on medieval Islamic rock crystal vessels (9-12th c.). Coffee and cakes will be served.
Lunch Table open to Cluster members.
Talk open to ALL.