About the Symposium

The Centre Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA), Belgium, organizes the international symposium “Worlds of Entanglement,” to be held at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), on September 29–30, 2017.

The symposium is the natural continuation of past events organized by our centre, in particular the “Einstein meets Magritte” conference (1995), and the “Times of Entanglement” symposium (2010), which brought together some of the world’s most renowned thinkers, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Brian Arthur, Ilya Prigogine, Heinz von Foerster, William Calvin, Bas van Fraassen, Bob Edwards, Adolf Grunbaum, Rom Harré, Chris Langton, Constantin Piron, Francisco Varela, Linda Schele, Robert Pirsig, Barbara Hernstein-Smith, John Ziman, among others, to develop an interdisciplinary dialogue about fundamental issues of science and society.

Sessions and Keynote Speakers

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Quantum Foundations ▸ Analyzing the conceptual and mathematical structure of quantum theory for a better understanding of the quantum realm

Quantum Applications ▸ Exploiting the conceptual and mathematical framework of quantum theory to study phenomena outside the quantum realm

Complexity and Complex Sciences ▸ Identifying systems in nature and society whose behavior is complex (to the point of resembling entanglement) due to the dependencies, relationships, or interactions between the parts of the system and/or its environment

Social Sciences and Philosophy ▸ Reflecting on the conceptual entanglements at an existential, social, and political levels

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

Sponsoring Organizations