On Probability, Multiverses, and Yogi Berra—Harvey Brown, University of Oxford

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Harvey Brown is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Physics at Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. A specialist in the foundations of modern physics, Harvey spent the spring 2018 semester as a residential fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.

We got to talk to him just before he left, a conversation that explored how trying to define probability—which at first might sound simple—is actually part of the broader complexity of quantum mechanics. And as with all things complex, the ultimate authority on quantum mechanics is of course New York Yankee Hall of Famer Yogi Berra.

We’ll let Harvey explain.