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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Trinity Mathematical Society > Is classical physics deterministic? - Professor Mihalis Dafermos (DPMMS)

## Is classical physics deterministic? - Professor Mihalis Dafermos (DPMMS)Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Professor Mihalis Dafermos (DPMMS)
- Monday 28 October 2019, 20:30-21:30
- Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact . We are all taught that quantum mechanics suffers from lack of determinism. But classical, i.e. non-quantum, physics is supposedly deterministic: complete knowledge of initial conditions in the present uniquely determine the future. This notion of determinism is often associated with the name of Laplace, and finds a mathematical realisation in the standard existence and uniqueness theorems for differential equations. But is it really true that the classical equations of mathematical physics uphold this notion? This talk will explore one of the most spectacular ways that Laplacian determinism can in fact fail. This talk is part of the Trinity Mathematical Society series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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