Stephen L. Adler (Princeton)
Yakir Aharonov (Tel Aviv)
Gerard ‘t Hooft (Utrecht)
Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya)

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna |
Grosser Festsaal
Thursday, October 3rd 2013 Opening Event (Large Ceremonial Hall)
18:00 Reception for Invited Speakers
19:00 THE FUTURE OF QUANTUM MECHANICS – a panel discussion open to the public. With Stephen L. Adler (Princeton), Gerard ‘t Hooft (Utrecht), and Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya).

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna | Theatersaal
October 4th – 6th 2013


Ana María Cetto (Mexico) | Lajos Diósi (Budapest) | Hans-Thomas Elze (Pisa) | Maurice de Gosson (Vienna) | Edward Nelson (Princeton) | Theo Nieuwenhuizen (Amsterdam) | Helmut Rauch (Vienna)


Gerhard Grössing (Vienna) | Jan Walleczek (Berlin)


The symposium invites the open exploration of an emergent quantum mechanics, a possible »deeper level theory« that interconnects three fields of knowledge: emergence, the quantum, and information. Could there appear a revised image of physical reality from recognizing new links between emergence, the quantum, and information? Could a novel synthesis pave the way towards a 21st century, »super-classical« physics? The symposium provides a forum for discussing (i) important obstacles which need to be overcome as well as (ii) promising developments and research opportunities on the way towards an emergent quantum mechanics. Contributions are invited that present current advances in both standard as well as unconventional approaches to quantum mechanics.


Session 1: Possible backgrounds for an emergent quantum mechanics
Gerard ‘t Hooft (Utrecht) | Ana María Cetto + Luis de la Peña (Mexico) | Ariel Caticha (Albany) | Edward Nelson (Princeton) | Garnet Ord (Toronto) | Gerhard Grössing (Vienna) | Dieter Schuch (Frankfurt) | Petr Jizba (Prague) + Fabio Scardigli (Milano, Taipei) | Yves Couder (Paris)

Session 2: Nonlocality and new approaches to understanding the quantum-classical transition
Bei-Lok Hu (Maryland) | Hans-Thomas Elze (Pisa) | Caslav Brukner (Vienna) | Lajos Diósi (Budapest) | Manfried Faber (Vienna) | Theo Nieuwenhuizen (Amsterdam) | Marian Kupczynski (Quebec) | Jan Walleczek (Berlin)

Session 3: New results in quantum foundations / Quantum information: new experiments
Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya) | Yuji Hasegawa (Vienna) | Helmut Rauch (Vienna) | Markus Arndt (Vienna) | Gregor Weihs (Innsbruck)

Session 4: Weak values and measurements
Yakir Aharonov (Tel Aviv, Orange) | Jeff Tollaksen (Orange) | Howard Wiseman (Brisbane) | Aephraim Steinberg (Toronto) | Boris Braverman (MIT) | Robert Flack (London)

Session 5: New models for Bohm-type trajectories
Ángel Sanz (Madrid) | Bill Poirier (Lubbock) | Basil Hiley (London) | Maurice de Gosson (Vienna) | Samuel Colin (Clemson)

Session 6: Experimental predictions from »deeper level« approaches to quantum theory
Stephen Adler (Princeton) | Andrei Khrennikov (Växjö) | Werner Hofer (Liverpool) | Sabine Hossenfelder (Stockholm) | Gian-Carlo Ghirardi (Trieste)


The Proceedings of EmQM13 will be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series
For all articles, the following link leads you to the details concerning
preparation, submission, and deadline

Conference secretariate:


Important deadline for invited speakers:

The deadline for the submission of title and abstract is

15 August 2013.

Please make sure that this important information regarding
your presentation will be included in the abstract booklet.


Our symposium is open to the public, with free attendance. If you want to attend, please register using the “participants” button on the top of this page.