The following have been proposed as The Oxford Questions which will be refined at the conference.
- 1. Are quantum states fact or knowledge, and how would you distinguish? (Stig Stenholm)
- 2. What does quantum physics teach us about the concept of physical reality? (Richard Healey)
- 3. What statements about quantum reality could be experimentally evaluated?
- 4. Are complex quantum systems best described in terms of constituents or relationships?
- 5. How does macroscopic classical behaviour emerge from microscopic quantum properties? (Gerard Milburn)
- 6. Why isn't nature more non-local? (Sandu Popescu)
- 7. Is realism compatible with true randomness? (Nicolas Gisin)
- 8. Is emergence the nature of physical reality? (Ross McKenzie)
- 9. Who (or what) is the quantum mechanical observer? (Alexei Grinbaum)
- 10. Can quantum theory and special relativity peacefully coexist? (M. Seevinck)
- 11. Quantum theory: science, mathematical metaphysics or mysticism? (Nicolaas Landsman)
- 12. What is conception of time best coheres with quantum formalism? (Daniel Greenberger)
- 13. Can strict irreversibility resolve the quantum measurement problem? (Andrew Steane)
- 14. What does physical reality tell us about the limitations of quantum theory and the possibility of going beyond it? (Andreas Doering & Chris Isham)
The cartoon is from xkcd.