17 March 2021
from 21:00 to 22:30

"Is the moon there when nobody looks?" - this question brings together our guests at the second Munich Quantum Stammtisch. Follow the discussion live on YouTube.

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Munich Quantum Stammtisch

The Munich Quantum Stammtisch is a series of live panel discussions where we set out to bring together regularly experts in the field of quantum science. Just like at a traditional “Stammtisch”, our guests will cover the latest in quantum science and technology in an informal atmosphere. Only difference is, this regular’s table will be online and streamed live on the MCQST YouTube channel.

Is the moon there when nobody looks?

hosted by Ignacio Cirac

This question reflects well the discussions taking place between the founders of quantum physics and the confusion quantum science created at that time. Numerous letters and deep thoughts have been exchanged by scientists like Albert Einstein, Nils Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger and Grete Hermann. The legacies of their discussions are, on the one hand, many quotes, which are part of people’s common knowledge about quantum science, and on the other hand, many open questions about the interpretation of quantum effects. About 100 years later there is still no unanimity on questions like: What is reality? What can a wavefunction tell us about it? What happens when we measure? How is this related to causality and locality?


  • Alexia Auffèves | Institut Néel Grenoble
  • Časlav Brukner | Univ. Vienna & IQOQI
  • Christopher Fuchs | University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Leah Henderson | University of Groningen
  • Robert Spekkens | Perimeter Institute Waterloo
  • Anton Zeilinger | Univ. Vienna & IQOQI

The second Munich Quantum Stammtisch takes place on 17 March at 21:00 (CET) on Youtube. No registration required.

In case you missed the first episode, you can watch it here.

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