Progress and Visions in Quantum Theory in View of Gravity: Bridging foundations of physics and mathematics

October 01 - 05, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

The conference focuses on a ​critical discussion of the status and prospects​ of current approaches in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, in particular concerning gravity. In ​contrast to typical conferences​, instead of reporting on the most recent technical results, participants are invited to discuss

  • visions and new ideas​ in foundational physics, in particular concerning foundations of quantum field theory
  • which ​physical principles​ of quantum (field) theory can be considered fundamental in view of gravity
  • new experimental perspectives​ in the interplay of gravity and quantum theory.

In tradition of the meetings in Blaubeuren (2003 and 2005), Leipzig (2007) and Regensburg (2010 and 2014), the conference brings together ​physicists, mathematicians and philosophers​ working in foundations of mathematical physics.

The conference is dedicated to Eberhard Zeidler, who sadly passed away on 18 November 2016. He was the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. With his outstanding knowledge and warm-hearted personality, he helped shape this conference series. Being thankful for all the inspiration he gave us, the organizers aim at keeping alive his scientific visions.

The conference is supported by the "Collaborative Research Center 1227 Designed Quantum States of Matter (DQ-mat)" .

Date and Location

October 01 - 05, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
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Scientific Organizers

  • Felix Finster, University of Regensburg, Regensburg (Germany)
  • Domenico Giulini, University of Hanover (Germany)
  • Johannes Kleiner, University of Hanover (Germany)
  • Jürgen Tolksdorf, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig (Germany)
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