A philosophical exploration of simulating and controlling the quantum world (2017–2021)

Abstract:
Understanding the nature of quantum mechanical systems is notoriously difficult, yet, despite this, specially designed laboratory systems are increasingly providing clues as to how to control the quantum world. This project aims to conduct the first investigation into whether certain types of laboratory systems that simulate quantum mechanics can illuminate the way the quantum world is put together, and how such a move could be justified. The anticipated outcome of the project is to provide novel insight into the structure of quantum mechanics and the controllability of quantum systems, both of which present significant benefit to the design and commercialisation of laboratory engineered devices that utilise quantum effects.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Researchers:
  • ARC Research Fellow
    School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council