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01/10/2018 05/10/2018

Progress and Visions in Quantum Theory in View of Gravity

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.

Local Organization Associate: Research Profile Area Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Speakers

Damiano Anselmi

University of Pisa, Italy

Markus Aspelmeyer

University of Vienna, Austria

Časlav Brukner

IQOQI Vienna, Austria

Tian Yu Cao

Boston University, USA

Dirk Deckert

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany

Chris Fewster

University of York, United Kingdom

Jürg Fröhlich

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Lucien Hardy

Perimeter Institute (Waterloo), Canada

Olaf Lechtenfeld

University of Hanover, Germany

Shahn Majid

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Gregory Naber

Drexel University (Philadelphia), USA

Hermann Nicolai

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Potsdam), Germany

Antonio Pereira

Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Rainer Verch

Leipzig University, Germany

Program

Oct 1, 2018
08:30 - 08:29
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Jürg Fröhlich (ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00 Tian Yu Cao (Boston University, Boston, 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 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
14:25 - 00:00
14:30 - 15:00 Mojtaba Taslimitehrani (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
Background independence in gauge theories
15:00 - 15:30 Ding Jia (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada)
The principle of causal neutrality
15:30 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Oct 2, 2018
08:30 - 08:29
09:00 - 10:00 Dirk Deckert (Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Munich, Germany)
The phase of QED in external fields
10:00 - 11:00 Gregory Naber (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA)
Understanding “Understanding”
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30 Rainer Verch (Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany)
Quantum physics, fields and closed timelike curves:The D-CTC condition in quantum field theory
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00 Antonio Pereira (Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany)
The asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity
Oct 3, 2018
08:30 - 08:29
09:00 - 10:00 Chris Fewster (University of York, York, United Kingdom)
Generally covariant measurement schemes for quantum field theory in curved spacetimes
10:00 - 11:00 Olaf Lechtenfeld (University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany)
Yang-Mills and Maxwell configurations in de Sitter space: relevance for quantum theory?
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30 Shahn Majid (Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom)
Some finite quantum Riemannian geometries
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:00
Evening talk:
Hermann Nicolai (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany)
E10, K(E10) and the Standard Model

Oct 4, 2018
08:30 - 08:29
09:00 - 10:00 Časlav Brukner (IQOQI Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Time and Causality in Quantum Physics
10:00 - 11:00 Damiano Anselmi (University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy)
11:00 - 11:30
11:25 - 00:00
11:30 - 12:00 Sofia Qvarfort (University College London, London, United Kingdom)
Gravitational entanglement for Gaussian states
12:00 - 12:30 Alessio Belenchia (IQOQI-Vienna, Wien, Austria)
Quantum Superposition of Massive Objects and the Quantization of Gravity
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00 Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada)
16:00 - 17:00
Oct 5, 2018
08:30 - 08:29
08:55 - 23:54
09:00 - 09:30 Daniela Cadamuro (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany)
Lower bounds for the energy density in quantum integrable models
09:30 - 10:00 Pierre Martin-Dussaud (Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France)
The notion of locality in relational quantum mechanics
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30

Participants

Mustafa Akman

Universität Regensburg, Deutschland

Damiano Anselmi

University of Pisa, Italy

Francesca Arici

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Emre Artan

Universität Leipzig, Germany

Markus Aspelmeyer

University of Vienna, Austria

Alessio Belenchia

IQOQI-Vienna, Austria

Časlav Brukner

IQOQI Vienna, Austria

Daniela Cadamuro

Technische Universität München, Germany

Tian Yu Cao

Boston University, USA

Florio M. Ciaglia

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Erik Curiel

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany

Claudio Dappiaggi

University of Pavia, Italy

Dirk Deckert

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany

Paweł Duch

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Detlef Dürr

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany

Yaron Efrat

Tell Aviv University, Israel

Domenico Felice

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Chris Fewster

University of York, United Kingdom

Felix Finster

University Regensburg, Germany

Christian Fleischhack

Paderborn University, Germany

Sebastián Franchino-Viñas

Universität Jena, Germany

Tobias Fritz

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Markus B. Fröb

University of York, United Kingdom

Jürg Fröhlich

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Tatiana Gateva-Ivanova

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Domenico Giulini

University of Hanover

Dan Goldwater

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Anguie González

Leipzig University, Germany

Harald Grosse

University of Vienna, Austria

Lucien Hardy

Perimeter Institute, Canada

Stefan Hollands

Leipzig University, Germany

Tom Ilmanen

ETH, Switzerland

Ding Jia

Perimeter Institute, Canada

Shuhan Jiang

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Maximilian Jokel

Universität Regensburg, Germany

Robert Jonsson

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jürgen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Bernard Kay

University of York, United Kingdom

Enno Keßler

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Johannes Kleiner

University of Hanover, Germany

Johannes Krotz

Universität Konstanz, Germany

Felix Kurpicz

Leipzig University, Germany

Olaf Lechtenfeld

University of Hanover, Germany

Shahn Majid

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Jan Mandrysch

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany

Pierre Martin-Dussaud

Aix-Marseille Université, France

Takayuki Miyadera

Kyoto University, Japan

Valter Moretti

University of Trento, Italy

Gregory Naber

Drexel University, USA

Hermann Nicolai

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany

Marius Oancea

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Germany

Marco Oppio

University of Regensburg, Germany

Claudio Paganini

Monash University, Australia

Albert Georg Passegger

University of Vienna, Austria

Antonio Pereira

Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Gustavo Petronilo

UnB, Brazil

Peter Pickl

Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany

Nicola Pinamonti

University of Genova, Italy

Marco Piva

Università di Pisa, Italy

Andreas Platzer

University of Regensburg, Germany

Jason Pye

University of Waterloo, Canada

Sofia Qvarfort

University College London, United Kingdom

Agha Mohammad Raza

University of Siegen, Germany

Philip Schwartz

University of Hannover, Germany

Klaus Sibold

Leipzig University, Germany

Matteo Smerlak

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Michael Stiller

University Hamburg, Germany

Mojtaba Taslimitehrani

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Alexander Thomas

Université de Strasbourg, France

Jürgen Tolksdorf

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Jan-Hendrik Treude

Universität Konstanz, Germany

Armin Uhlmann

University of Leipzig, Germany

Rainer Verch

Leipzig University, Germany

Liam Williams

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Zhaoqi Wu

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Marius Yamakou

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Jakob Yngvason

University of Vienna, Austria

Alexander Yosifov

Shumen University, Bulgaria

Saeed Zafari

Universität Regensburg, Germany

Jochen Zahn

Universität Leipzig, Deutschland

Michael Zantedeschi

LMU & TUM, Germany

Scientific Organizers

Felix Finster

University of Regensburg, Germany

Domenico Giulini

University of Hanover, Germany

Jürgen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany

Johannes Kleiner

University of Hanover, Germany

Jürgen Tolksdorf

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany Contact via Mail