CAPE Lecture by Prof. Rossella Lupacchini

2019年9月4日 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

講演者: Prof. Rossella Lupacchini (University of Bologna)
日時: 2019年9月4日(水) 16:30-18:00
場所: 京都大学文学部第十演習室

講演者: Prof. Rossella Lupacchini (University of Bologna)

On Quantum Computing and Its Philosophical Implications

In the search for a precise definition of the notion of effective calculability, Turing’s conceptual analysis brings about an intimate and inescapable link between computability and “measurability”, hence between mechanical procedures and physical processes. The full significance of this link is captured in quantum computability and made explicit by Deutsch’s physical version of the Church-Turing thesis, according to which every physical system can be simulated by a universal quantum Turing machine. How can a physical theory help us understand a logical notion? How do logical principles and physical processes coalesce into the notion of computation? To what extent can quantum theory of computation be traced to Leibniz’s original idea of a universal characteristic?