Conference Schedule

Original artwork by Kaća Bradonjic. Part of the "Projections" series, inspired by Carlo Rovelli, “Space and Time (or not?) in Loop Quantum Gravity”

A summary of the conference schedule is listed below. View a detailed copy of the conference schedule, including abstracts, here.


Monday, June 12

9:30 – 10 am Coffee break
10 – 11 am Robert Brandenberger (McGill University), “Emergent space and its possible observational signatures”
11 – 12 pm Daniele Oriti (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics – Albert Einstein Institute), “Cosmology as quantum gravity hydrodynamics: emergent universe without fundamental space and time”
12 – 1 pm Panel discussion
1 – 2 pm Lunch
2 – 3 pm Francesca Vidotto (Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radboud University), “Quanta of spacetime in a non-singular universe”
3 – 3:30 pm Coffee break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Henrique Gomes (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), “Timeless cosmology with records”
4:30 – 5:30 pm Panel discussion

Tuesday, June 13

9:30 – 10 am Coffee break
10 – 11 am Simon Saunders (University of Oxford), “What is space-time geometry? — the non-relativistic case”
11 – 12 pm Tessa Baker (University of Oxford), “Agnostic Tests of Gravity”
12 – 1 pm Panel discussion
1 – 2 pm Lunch
2 – 3 pm Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh), “Three problems about multi-scale modelling in contemporary cosmology”
3 – 3:30 pm Coffee break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Karen Crowther (University of Geneva), “Emergence, Reduction, and Correspondence in the Context of Quantum Gravity”
4:30 – 5:30 pm Panel discussion

Wednesday, June 14

9:30 – 10 am Coffee break
10 – 11 am Nick Huggett (University of Illinois at Chicago), “Cosmological Aspects of Quantum Gravity”
11 – 12 pm Niayesh Afshordi (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), “Reflections on Spacetime”
12 – 1 pm Panel discussion
1 – 2 pm Lunch
2 – 3 pm Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute), “Galaxy rotation curves: missing matter, or missing physics?”
3 – 3:30 pm Coffee break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Panel discussion

Pictured above: Original artwork by Kaća Bradonjić. Part of the “Projections” series, inspired by Carlo Rovelli, “Space and Time (or not?) in Loop Quantum Gravity”.