Is Interpetation Important in Physics? 1. What is the highest level of formal physics education you have received? none undergraduate (Bachelors level coursework) graduate (Masters level coursework) post graduate (Doctorate level coursework) 2. How would you rate your interest in quantum mechanics? not interested slightly interested interested very interested obsessed Interest Level Interest Level not interested Interest Level slightly interested Interest Level interested Interest Level very interested Interest Level obsessed 3. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 as "not at all" and 5 as "critically important", how important is philosophy to physics? 1 2 3 4 5 Importance Importance 1 Importance 2 Importance 3 Importance 4 Importance 5 4. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 as "not at all" and 5 as "critically important", how important is philosophy to quantum mechanics? 1 2 3 4 5 Importance Importance 1 Importance 2 Importance 3 Importance 4 Importance 5 5. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 as "not at all" and 5 as "critically important", how important is the study of quantum foundations? 1 2 3 4 5 Importance Importance 1 Importance 2 Importance 3 Importance 4 Importance 5 6. Quantum information theory (including quantum communication, quantum computing, quantum error correction, etc.) is important for its practical importance and promised technologies (e.g. quantum key distribution, Shor's algorithm, etc). strongly disagree disagree neither agree nor disagree agree strongly agree strongly disagree disagree neither agree nor disagree agree strongly agree 7. Quantum information theory (including quantum communication, quantum computing, quantum error correction, etc.) is important for its insight into quantum foundations and interpretations. strongly disagree disagree neither agree nor disagree agree strongly agree strongly disagree disagree neither agree nor disagree agree strongly agree 8. If you were forced to choose, what would be the greatest potential outcome of studying quantum information theory? quantum technologies (quantum computer, quantum encryption, etc) definitive proof of a given interpretation of quantum mechanics 9. How important is the study of quantum information theory in general? not at all slightly important important very important critically important Importance Importance not at all Importance slightly important Importance important Importance very important Importance critically important 10. Do you believe quantum information theory will finally resolve the interpretation issues of quantum mechanics? yes no Done