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

Program

All talks will be held in the Leibniz-Saal (E1 05),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

   
Monday, October 01, 2018
08:30 - 09:00Welcome Coffee & Registration
09:00 - 09:30Welcome, Opening & Explanations
09:30 - 10:30Jürg Fröhlich (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Have the Information Paradox and the Unitarity Paradox disappeared?
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 12:00Tian Yu Cao (Boston University, USA)
Can we conceive a quantum field theory without classical spacetime underpinnings? -- Conceptual issues in gauging gravity: from Utiyama to the spin form approach
12:00 - 13:00Lunch buffet at the institute
13:00 - 14:00Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
14:00 - 14:30Coffee & Tea

Young scientists' talks

14:30 - 15:00Mojtaba Taslimitehrani (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Background independence in gauge theories
15:00 - 15:30Ding Jia (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
The principle of causal neutrality
15:30 - 16:30Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
19:00Welcome Dinner (à la carte and on individual payment)
   
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
08:30 - 09:00Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:00Dirk Deckert (Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany)
The phase of QED in external fields
10:00 - 11:00Gregory Naber (Drexel University, USA)
Understanding “Understanding”
11:00 - 11:30Coffee & Tea
11:30 - 12:30Rainer Verch (Leipzig University, Germany)
Quantum physics, fields and closed timelike curves:The D-CTC condition in quantum field theory
12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet at the institute
13:30 - 14:30Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
14:30 - 15:00Coffee & Tea
15:00 - 16:00Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
16:00 - 17:00Antonio Pereira (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
The asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity
   
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
08:30 - 09:00Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:00Chris Fewster (University of York, United Kingdom)
Generally covariant measurement schemes for quantum field theory in curved spacetimes
10:00 - 11:00Olaf Lechtenfeld (University of Hanover, Germany)
Yang-Mills and Maxwell configurations in de Sitter space: relevance for quantum theory?
11:00 - 11:30Coffee & Tea
11:30 - 12:30Shahn Majid (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
Some finite quantum Riemannian geometries
12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet at the institute
13:30 - 14:30Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
14:30 - 15:00Coffee & Tea
15:00 - 16:00Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
16:00 - 17:00Plenary discussion session
Topics announced during conference
17:00 - 18:00Get-together buffet at the institute
18:00 - 19:00Evening talk
Hermann Nicolai (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany)
E10, K(E10) and the Standard Model
   
Thursday, October 04, 2018
08:30 - 09:00Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:00Časlav Brukner (IQOQI Vienna, Austria)
Time and Causality in Quantum Physics
10:00 - 11:00Damiano Anselmi (University of Pisa, Italy)
The correspondence principle in quantum field theory and quantum gravity
11:00 - 11:30Coffee & Tea

Young scientists' talks

11:30 - 12:00Sofia Qvarfort (University College London, United Kingdom)
Gravitational entanglement for Gaussian states
12:00 - 12:30Alessio Belenchia (IQOQI-Vienna, Austria)
Quantum Superposition of Massive Objects and the Quantization of Gravity
12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet at the institute
13:30 - 14:30Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
14:30 - 15:00Coffee & Tea
15:00 - 16:00Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
Operational quantum gravity
16:00 - 17:00Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
   
Friday, October 05, 2018
08:30 - 09:00Welcome Coffee

Young scientists' talks

09:00 - 09:30Daniela Cadamuro (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Lower bounds for the energy density in quantum integrable models
09:30 - 10:00Pierre Martin-Dussaud (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
The notion of locality in relational quantum mechanics
10:00 - 11:00Discussion sessions
In parallel slots. Topics announced during conference
11:00 - 11:30Coffee & Tea
11:30 - 12:30Closing Session
Synopsis of conference theme and discussion sessions

Date and Location

October 01 - 05, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Germany
see travel instructions

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)
Contact by Email

02.11.2018, 09:51