People

Diederik Aerts

Diederik Aerts is Professor at the Brussels Free University, director of the Leo Apostel Centre and Editor-in-Chief of the international ISI journal Foundations of Science. He primarily researches the foundations of quantum physics and cognition. In the centre he engages in several interdisciplinary investigations of different aspects of worldviews, with specific research projects on themes in psychology, economics, ecology, biology and computer science, specifically also in research identifying quantum structures in cognition and economics.

Jan Broekaert

Jan Broekaert (Clea, Brussels Free University) is committed to interdisciplinary research on integrating world views, bridging formal cognition and quantum models and, relativistic space-time. He obtained his Ph.D. and Lic. in physics (VUB, 1994 and 1987) on subjects related to the foundations of quantum theory. During 2006, he joined the Philosophy of Physics Group at the University of Oxford as an academic visitor.

Kai Chen

Kai Chen is Professor in the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He has ever worked as PostDoc at Institute of Physics in Chinese Academy of Sciences, Toronto university, Bonn University (as Alexander von Humboldt research fellow), and Heidelberg University (as PostDoc and Marie Curie research fellow). His research interest covers experimental and theoretical quantum communication, manipulation of optical quantum states, quantum entanglement and associated applications, and the foundations of quantum physics.

Liane Gabora

Liane Gabora is Assistant Professor in Psychology and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Her work focuses on the origins and underlying mechanisms of creativity, and implications for the evolution of culture. Investigations in creativity and cultural evolution have motivated her to engage in the development of a contextual theory of concepts. Also comparing and contrasting the evolution of biological and cultural form has been a focus of her research leading to the study of a general theory of evolution.

Tony Godfrey

Tony Godfrey grew up in Dorset and studied at Leeds University. For several years he taught in art schools in England. He has worked at Sotheby’s Institute since 1989. Since 2006 he has also been a Professor of Fine Art at Plymouth University. Since 1978 Tony Godfrey has published regularly on contemporary art, publishing a book on painting, The New Image: painting in the Eighties in 1986, a book on drawing, Drawing Today in 1990 and a book on Conceptual Art, Conceptual Art in 1998.

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Leo Apostel Center at Brussels Free University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor Psychology at New York University. He researches the nature, measurement, and development of intelligence, creativity, imagination and personality. In his approach, he combines multiple perspectives, from educational psychology to evolutionary psychology.

Jiyun Li

Jiyun Li is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at Donghua University and Co-Director of Donghua-Hesheng research lab. Her major research interest is in artificial intelligence, intelligent CAD in specific. Recently she focuses on affective decision making in fashion design.

Nicole Note

Nicole Note is a postdoctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (FWO), and of the Leo Apostel Centre (Clea), Brussels Free University, Belgium. She approaches ethics and meaningfulness from a phenomenological perspectives. The main field of application is environmental ethics.

Weiguo Pang

Weiguo Pang is Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Institute of Developmental and Educational Psychology at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China. His primary areas of interest are learning strategies and creativity, particularly self-regulated learning and creative learning. Recently his research is focused on Chinese teachers’ views of creativity and creative teaching.

Sandro Sozzo

Sandro Sozzo (University of Salento, and Clea, Brussels Free University) graduated in physics at the University of Lecce in 2002. He got his Ph.D. in physics at the same University in 2006, discussing a thesis entitled: “Lecce and Brussels: Two Proposals for a Realistic and Ob jective Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics”. His research interests range from theoretical physics to philosophy of science, foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum logic on subjects related to the foundations of quantum theory.

Frank Theys

Frank Theys is a Belgian visual artist and filmmaker. His work is characterized by a scientific approach to existential themes. His latest documentary series ‘Technocalyps‘, dealing with the notion of transhumanism, has generated a lot of response and discussion across the cultural, the academic and the scientific worlds, as well as in the broad Internet community.

Junde Wu

Junde Wu is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University. His major research interest is in Functional anylisis, Quantum logic theory, Quantum measurement theory and Quantum information theory.

Shengjun Wu

Shengjun Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Physics at the University of Sciences and Technology of China. He obtained his PhD from the University of South Carolina, and did a postdoc at the Carnegie Mellon University before joining the USTC faculty. His research has been focused on quantum information theory and foundations of quantum mechanics, especially problems related to quantum entanglement, non-local correlations, causality, interpretations of quantum mechanics, etc. He also likes to teach physics, and he is teaching quantum mechanics for physics majors during this semester.