# 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