Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1995, with a study on time-observables in quantum scattering theory. His research activities are focused on the foundations of physics, quantum theory, and consciousness. He has written essays, popular science books, children’s stories, and has published numerous research articles in international journals, both in physics and the study of consciousness. He is a life member of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, as well as a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration and the International Academy of Consciousness. He is currently the director of the LAB – Laboratory of Basic Self-research, and the editor of the journal AutoRicerca.
Taking Quantum Physics and Consciousness Seriously: What does it mean?
05/22/2015 | 06:20-07:20
Both quantum physics and consciousness, if taken seriously, point to the existence of larger realities, extending beyond the limits of our spatial theatre. This doesn’t mean, however, that they would necessarily be the same realities, as is often assumed, due to prejudices rooted in materialism. In this talk the author will present a solution to the measurement problem, not requiring deus ex machina intervention from the consciousness, and will explain how the new research domain called quantum cognition has provided us with a new thought-provoking model for the non-spatial nature of the microscopic entities, which can possible also shed some light on the nature of those non-ordinary realities that we humans are able to experience, when in more expanded states of consciousness.