Science and Religion Conference


About The Event

‘What is Consciousness and Why Observers Matter in Quantum Theory’

Date: September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Venue: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, UK

Registration for Cambridge Muslim College’s first Science and Religion Conference is now open. The conference, entitled ‘What is Consciousness and Why Observers Matter in Quantum Theory’, will take place on 8 September 2017 at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Conference Program

  • Welcome and Introduction

Tim Winter, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College and Director of Studies at Wolfson College, Cambridge

  • Quantum Theory and the Mind: Introduction

Jeremy Butterfield, Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy of Physics, Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Fractal State-Space Geometry and Stochastic Computation: Elements of a Realistic Theory of Quantum Physics, Human Creativity and Consciousness

Tim Palmer, Professor of Physics, Jesus College, Oxford University

  • Can Integrated Information Theory be Integrated with Fundamental Physics?

Adam Barrett, Research Fellow in Complexity Science, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex

  • Neuronal Oscillations: The Secret Language of Consciousness

Anam Anzak, Neurosurgeon and Neuroscientist, University College London

  • Wolfgang Pauli’s view on the Relationship between Consciousness, Knowledge and Reality

Suzanne Gieser, Author of Innermost Kernel: Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli’s Dialogue with C. G. Jung. Psychotherapist and Previously Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at The Institute of Analytical Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Generic Emergence of Objectivity in Quantum Systems

Paul Knott, Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham

  • Quantum Theory and Observation between Patrick Heelan and Michel Bitbol

Sachi Arafat, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah & Honorary Research Fellow at Glasgow University

  • Are there Brain Regions Dedicated to Generating Conscious Percepts?

Ausaf Farooqi, Senior Neuroscientist, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge

  • On the Question of Quantum Measurements

Basil Altaie, Professor of Physics, Yarmouk University, Jordan

  • Conclusions and the Way Forward: The Emerging New Physics of Consciousness

Asim Islam, John Templeton Research Fellow in Science and Religion, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Cambridge Muslim College, Cambridge

This conference is kindly sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Please email Dr Asim Islam at for any queries.

Source: Cambridge Muslim College

  • Cost: Free
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Cambridge Muslim College

Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, UK

Our Speakers

Adam Barrett
Anam Anzak
Asim Islam
Ausaf Farooqi
Basil Altaie
Jeremy Butterfield
Paul Knott
Sachi Arafat
Suzanne Gieser
Tim Palmer
Tim Winter
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