Quantum Mechanics

WG3: Quantum theory meets relativity

Leaders: F. Dowker, P. Wallden

After Einstein, our worldview is that of a four-dimensional universe in which the laws of physics obey the principle of relativity. The marriage of relativity and quantum mechanics turns out to be problematic and the existing descriptions of Nature are plagued by infinities. Moreover, Bell ́s inequalities proved the nonlocality of Nature, which deepens the tension with relativity. To release this tension is a major open problem in the foundations of quantum mechanics.


European Cooperation in Science and Technology


23/03/2015 - 26/03/2015

COST Conference 2015 "Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics"

Location: Erice, Italy


We offer financial support for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

Submissions from

1st June 2014.

Deadline for applications

1st March 2015

more details (2014) (pdf)