Program

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Monday 17 July
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Julian Barbour Shape Dynamics: Concepts, Methods, Results and Prospects Download slides

Tuesday 18 July
09:00 Christian Wüthrich The Disappearance and Re-Emergence of Spacetime in Quantum Theories of Gravity Based on General Relativity Download slides
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Nick Huggett String Theory for Philosophers Download slides
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
Short Talks Session
16:30 Carina Prunkl Black Hole Entropy is Entropy (and not Information)
17:00 Antoine Tilloy Possibilities for a Fundamentally Semi-Classical Theory of Gravity Download slides
17:30 Johannes Fankhauser Gravitational Redshift and the Role of Charge Download slides
18:30 Dinner
20:00

Symposium: What Can Philosophy and Quantum Gravity Teach Each Other?

Chair: Nick Huggett and Christian Wüthrich.
Discussants: Julian Barbour, Sheldon Goldstein, Claus Kiefer, and Ward Struyve.


Wednesday 19 July
09:00 Michael ld and Antonio Vassallo Relationalism Motivated by a Parsimonious Ontology of Matter Download slides
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Barry Loewer Humeanism about Laws and Time Download slides
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
Short Talks Session
16:30 Isaac Wilhelm Intrinsic Properties and Quantum Entanglement
17:00 David Schroeren The Metaphysics of Invariance
18:30 Barbecue
Evening in honor of Nino Zanghì’s 60th birthday

Thursday 20 July
09:00 Dirk-André Deckert Particle Concepts in QFT Download slides
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Howard M. Wiseman Relativistic Causality and Bell’s Theorems
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
Short Talks Session
16:30 Matthias Lienert On Relativistic Notions of « Quantum State »
17:00 Jesse Holloway Continuum-Many Interacting Worlds
18:30 Dinner
20:00

Book Symposium: A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

Discussants: Dirk-André Deckert, Michael Esfeld, David Albert, Jeffrey Barrett, and Barry Loewer.


Friday 21 July
09:00 Claus Kiefer Is the Wave-Function Real or Not? Lessons from Quantum Gravity Download slides
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 David Albert The Idea of Space
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
Short Talks Session
16:30 Bixin Guo Separability, Locality, and Wave Function Realism Download slides
17:00 Maaneli Derakhshani Probing Gravitational Cat States in Standard Quantum Theory and Dynamical Collapse Theories Download slides
17:30 Charles Sebens Forces on Fields Download slides
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Jürg Fröhlich The ETH Approach to Quantum Mechanics Download slides

Saturday 22 July
09:00 Jeffrey Barrett Quantum Records and Explanation Download slides
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Tim Maudlin (Information) Paradox Lost Download slides
12:30 Final Discussion
13:00 Lunch