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EP224, Alessandra Melas and Sky Nelson-Isaacs: Time Warps

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Is time an illusion? Quantum physics is pounding home the idea that all time is now. Coincidences signal the breakthroughs in our rigid notion of linear time. What is the difference between an instant coincidence and one requiring 10 year to be realized? Wonder along with us!

Alessandra Melas collaborates with the University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), where she defended a Ph.D. dissertation concerning causal realism in Quantum Mechanics. Her research mostly focuses on History and Metaphysics of Science, with particular interest in causation, causal models, and chance. She is currently working on metaphysics of coincidences (see “On the Nature of Coincidental Events” with P. Salis, in Axiomathes, 2020). She has also been a teacher of History and Philosophy in the High School for almost a decade, and she works on didactic methodologies, as well as scientific communication and dissemination.

Sky Nelson-Isaacs is a physicist, musician, and author of two books, “Leap to Wholeness: How the World is Programmed to Help Us Grow, Heal, and Adapt,” and “Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World.” Over the past decade he has contributed research to the foundations of quantum mechanics. His most recent research has been published in the scientific journal Quantum Reports. He has a bachelors and masters degree in physics and seeks to connect synchronicity, physics, and living in a state of flow using research and original ideas.

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com