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  1. Jan 10, 2013 #41

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    Another ILQGS timeslot filled in today.
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/schedulesp13.html
    ILQGS Spring 2013 Schedule

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    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker          Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander  Haverford College
    Mar 12   
    Mar 26 [B]Bianchi I LQC[/B]                     Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 TBA                              Karim Noui       Univ Tours
    Apr 23 TBA                                  Martin Bojowald  Penn State  
    May  7 
     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 #42

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    ILQGS Spring 2013 Schedule
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/schedulesp13.html
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    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker          Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander  Haverford College
    Mar 12 [B]Quantum reduced loop gravity[/B]      E.Alesci/F.Cianfrani Univ. Erlangen
    Mar 26 [B]Bianchi I LQC[/B]                     Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 TBA                              Karim Noui       Univ Tours
    Apr 23 TBA                                  Martin Bojowald  Penn State
    May  7  [COLOR="Red"]unfilled timeslot[/COLOR]  
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  3. Feb 4, 2013 #43

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    http://umbriel.phy.hr/mccqg2/index.php/scientific-programme
    June conference, Classical and Quantum Gravity, in scenic spot on Adriatic coast

    Topics:
    Alternative Theories of Gravity
    Black Holes and Compact Objects
    Cosmology
    Gravity and Strings
    Quantum Gravity
    Experimental Gravity

    Speakers include:
    L. Amendola (Heidelberg U., Germany)
    A. Ashtekar (Penn State U., USA)
    R. Brandenberger (Mc Gill U., Canada)
    J. De Boer (U. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    P. Dominis-Prester (U. Rijeka, Croatia)
    G. Dvali (LMU and MPI Munich & NYU New York)
    G. Ellis (Cape Town U., South Africa)
    V. Ferrari (U. La Sapienza, Rome, Italy)
    D. Grumiller (VUT, Austria)
    T. Jacobson (Maryland U., USA)
    C. Kiefer (Koln U, Germany)
    S. Mathur (Ohio State U., USA)
    R. Percacci (Sissa, Italy)
    M. Rangamani (Durham U., UK)
    M. Sakellariadou (King's College, UK)
    B.S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff U., UK)
    W. Song (Harvard U., USA)
    H. Štefančić (RBI, Zagreb, Croatia)
    J. Zanelli (CECs, Valdivia, Chile)
    ===========================
    Quantum Geom. and Matter Workshop at the SISSA, Trieste, in April.
    http://www.math.sissa.it/workshop/quantum-geometry-and-matter

    Monday thru Friday 8 - 12 April.
     
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  4. Feb 8, 2013 #44

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    ILQGS Spring 2013 Schedule
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/schedulesp13.html
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    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker          Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander  Haverford College
    Mar 12 [B]Quantum reduced loop gravity[/B]      E.Alesci/F.Cianfrani Univ. Erlangen
    Mar 26 [B]Bianchi I LQC[/B]                     Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 TBA                              Karim Noui       Univ Tours
    Apr 23 TBA                                  Martin Bojowald  Penn State
    May  7 [B]Emergence of BF theories and gravi-weak Plebanski models from spinors[/B]
                            Antonino Marciano  Dartmouth College
     
     
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    Update of ILQGS Spring 2013 Schedule
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/schedulesp13.html
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    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker          Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander  Haverford College
    Mar 12 [B]Quantum reduced loop gravity[/B]      E.Alesci/F.Cianfrani Univ. Erlangen
    Mar 26 [B]Bianchi I LQC[/B]                     Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 [B]Black holes w.complex Barbero-Immirzi parameter[/B] Karim Noui Univ Tours
    Apr 23 TBA                                  Martin Bojowald  Penn State
    May  7 [B]Emergence of BF theories and gravi-weak Plebanski models from spinors[/B]
                            Antonino Marciano  Dartmouth College
     
     
  7. Apr 12, 2013 #47

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    The ILQGS Spring 2013 Schedule is now complete.
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/schedulesp13.html
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    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker          Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander Dartmouth College
    Mar 12 [B]Quantum reduced loop gravity[/B]      E.Alesci/F.Cianfrani Univ. Erlangen
    Mar 26 [B]BianchiI LQC,Kasner shifts&inflation[/B] Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 [B]Hamiltonian spinfoam gravity[/B]         Wolfgang Wieland CPT Marseille
    Apr 23 [B]A Loop quantum multiverse?[/B]           Martin Bojowald  Penn State 
    May  7 [B]Emergence of BF theories and gravi-weak Plebanski models from spinors[/B]
                            Antonino Marciano Dartmouth College
     
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013
  8. Apr 23, 2013 #48

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    The ILQGS Spring 2013 Schedule has been revised.
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/
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    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker          Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander Dartmouth College
    Mar 12 [B]Quantum reduced loop gravity[/B]      E.Alesci/F.Cianfrani Univ. Erlangen
    Mar 26 [B]BianchiI LQC,Kasner shifts&inflation[/B] Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 [B]Hamiltonian spinfoam gravity[/B]         Wolfgang Wieland CPT Marseille
    Apr 23 [B]A Loop quantum multiverse?[/B]           Martin Bojowald  Penn State 
    May  7 [B]The imaginary part of the GR action and large-spin 4-simplex amplitude[/B]
                                                Yasha Neiman PennState
     
  9. Aug 9, 2013 #49

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    This alphabetical index of pirsa recordings of the Loops 2013 talks given in parallel session has proven useful and so far is not available at the conference website, so I'll post it here:

    Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070044 (20:00)
    Emanuele Alesci , University of Warsaw http://pirsa.org/13070039 (60:00)
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, La Sapienza University of Rome http://pirsa.org/13070077 (57:30)
    Mohamed Anber, University of Toronto http://pirsa.org/13070089 (0)
    Fabio Anza, Universit di Pisa http://pirsa.org/13070086 (84:00)
    Mehdi Assanioussi, University of Warsaw http://pirsa.org/13070053 (60:20)
    Valerio Astuti, La Sapienza University of Rome http://pirsa.org/13070090 (44:00)
    Angel Ballesteros, Universidad de Burgos http://pirsa.org/13070077 (20:10)
    Andrzej Banburski, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070086 (0)
    Aristide Baratin, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070086 (22:00)
    Julian Barbour, University of Oxford http://pirsa.org/13070040 (0)
    Leonardo Barcaroli http://pirsa.org/13070073 (50:00)
    Joseph Ben Geloun, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070076 (59:30)
    Dario Benedetti http://pirsa.org/13070051 (0)
    Paolo Bertozzini, Thammasat University http://pirsa.org/13070088 (46:50)
    Stefano Bianco, La Sapienza University of Rome http://pirsa.org/1307077 (41:00)
    Norbert Bodendorfer, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13070054 (60:00)
    Martin Bojowald, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13070039 (0)
    Julien Bolmont, LPNHE & UPMC http://pirsa.org/13070052 (21:00)
    Valentin Bonzom, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070072 (0)
    Suddhsattwa Brahma, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13070074 (21:10)
    Thomas Cailleteau, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13060026 (0)
    Miguel Campiglia, Raman Research Institute http://pirsa.org/13070078 (37:30)
    Sylvain Carrozza, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/1307055 (35:10)
    Atousa Chaharsough Shirazi, Florida Atlantic University http://pirsa.org/13070086 (64:00)
    Lin-Qing Chen, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070052 (95:00)
    Goffredo Chirco, Aix-Marseille University http://pirsa.org/13070085 (0)
    Christopher Coleman-Smith, Duke University http://pirsa.org/13070042 (80:30)
    Adriano Contillo, Radboud University Nijmegen http://pirsa.org/13060026 (84:30)
    Joshua Cooperman, University of California, Davis http://pirsa.org/13070055 (54:40)
    Antonin Coutant, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070042 (42:00)
    Andrea Dapor, University of Warsaw http://pirsa.org/13070043 (77:30)
    Stephane Dartois, ENS de Lyon http://pirsa.org/13070076 (36:00)
    Ghanashyam Date, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences http://pirsa.org/13070079 (57:30)
    Jacobo Diaz Polo, Louisiana State University http://pirsa.org/13070090 (20:50)
    Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070079 (17:40)
    Andreas Doering, University of Oxford http://pirsa.org/13070088 (20:40)
    Maite Dupuis, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg http://pirsa.org/13070057 (38:00)
    Christopher Duston, Florida State University http://pirsa.org/13070085 (43:20)
    Astrid Eichhorn, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070073 (62:00)
    Jonathan Engle, Florida Atlantic University http://pirsa.org/13070039 (83:00)
    Kevin Falls, University of Sussex http://pirsa.org/13070089 (44:00)
    Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070042 (0)
    Ivette Fuentes, University of Nottingham http://pirsa.org/13070073 (0)
    Marc Geiller, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos http://pirsa.org/13070054 (75:00)
    Steffen Gielen, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070039 (39:00)
    Lisa Glaser, Niels Bohr Institue http://pirsa.org/13070075 (86:00)
    Julien Grain, Institute for Space Astrophysics http://pirsa.org/13070043 (37:30)
    Jonathan Granot, Open University of Israel http://pirsa.org/13070052 (0)
    Sean Gryb, Radboud University Nijmegen http://pirsa.org/13070044 (0)
    Giulia Gubitosi, La Sapienza University of Rome http://pirsa.org/13070052 (49:00)
    Hal Haggard, Centre de Physique Theorique http://pirsa.org/13070054 (20:00)
    Maximilian Hanusch, University of Paderborn http://pirsa.org/13070078 (21:00)
    Bruno Hartmann, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070088 (68:10)
    Jeffrey Hazboun, Utah State University http://pirsa.org/13070044 (57:40)
    Tobias Henz, University of Heidelberg http://pirsa.org/13070089 (23:00)
    Jeff Hnybida, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070045 (20:30)
    Philipp Hoehn, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070075 (0)
    Matthew Hogan, Florida Atlantic University http://pirsa.org/13070087 (51:00)
    Giorgio Immirzi, INFN http://pirsa.org/13070045 (0)
    Matt Johnson, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070058 (0)
    Mikhail Kagan, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13070053 (43:30)
    Wojciech Kaminski, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070041 (97:00)
    Marcin Kisielowski, University of Warsaw http://pirsa.org/13060026 (63:40)
    Tim Koslowski, University of New Brunswick http://pirsa.org/13070040 (31:00)
    Thomas Krajewski, Centre de Physique Theorique http://pirsa.org/13070072 (81:40)
    Manuel Kramer, University of Cologne http://pirsa.org/13070058 (22:20)
    Eugene Kur, University of California, Berkeley http://pirsa.org/13070085 (24:00)
    Suzanne Lannery, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg http://pirsa.org/13070078 (0)
    Antony Lee, University of Nottingham http://pirsa.org/13070042 (62:50)
    Jerzy Lewandowski, University of Warsaw http://pirsa.org/13070053 (0)
    Linda Linsefors, LPSC-Grenoble/CNRS http://pirsa.org/13070043 (56:30)
    Kinjalk Lochan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research http://pirsa.org/13070046 (61:30)
    Niccol Loret, La Sapienza University of Rome http://pirsa.org/13070056 (33:20)
    Matteo Giuseppe Lostaglio, Imperial College London http://pirsa.org/13070040 (84:00)
    Yongge Ma, Beijing Normal University http://pirsa.org/13070078 (57:00)
    Seth Major, Hamilton College http://pirsa.org/13070090 (62:50)
    Antonino Marciano, Fudan University & INFN http://pirsa.org/13070073 (27:30)
    Mercedes Martin Benito, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070055 (0)
    Eduardo Martin-Martinez, Perimeter Institute & Institute for Quantum Computing http://pirsa.org/13060026 (41:20)
    Daniel Martin de Blas, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia http://pirsa.org/13060026 (20:00)
    Guillermo Antonio Mena Marugan, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia http://pirsa.org/13070058 (60:30)
    Flavio Mercati, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070040 (62:00)
    Aleksandar Mikovic, Lusofona University http://pirsa.org/13070045 (62:00)
    Jonah Miller, University of Colorado http://pirsa.org/13070075 (42:10)
    Djordje Minic, Virginia Tech http://pirsa.org/13070073 (84:00)
    Edison Montoya, Instituto de Fisica y Matematicas http://pirsa.org/13070087 (26:00)
    Tim Morris, University of Southampton http://pirsa.org/13070051 (40:50)
    Markus Mueller, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070084 (20:40)
    Yasha Neiman, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13070054 (41:20)
    Robert Oeckl, Centro de Ciencias Matematicas http://pirsa.org/13070084 (0)
    Javier Olmedo, Universidad de la Repblica de Uruguay http://pirsa.org/13070074 (63:00)
    Jonathan Oppenheim, University College London http://pirsa.org/13070084 (70:00)
    Daniele Oriti, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070072 (21:30)
    Prince Osei http://pirsa.org/13070056 (72:30)
    Dine Ousmane Samary, International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications http://pirsa.org/13070076 (0)
    Giovanni Palmisano, La Sapienza University of Rome http://pirsa.org/13070052 (75:00)
    Daniele Pranzetti, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070054 (0)
    Jacek Puchta http://pirsa.org/13070079 (0)
    Jorge Pullin, Louisiana State University http://pirsa.org/13070046 (0)
    Matti Raasakka, University Paris-Nord XIII http://pirsa.org/13070072 (61:50)
    Saeed Rastgoo http://pirsa.org/13070074 (82:10)
    Michael Reisenberger, Instituto de Física Facultad de Ciencias http://pirsa.org/13070090 (0)
    Trevor Rempel, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070056 (17:00)
    Aldo Riello, Aix-Marseille University http://pirsa.org/13070041 (38:00)
    Andreas Rodigast, Heidelberg University http://pirsa.org/13070051 (79:50)
    James Ryan, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070072 (42:40)
    David Schroeren, Balliol College http://pirsa.org/13070088 (0)
    Bernd Schroers, Heriot-Watt University http://pirsa.org/13070056 (48:20)
    Sanjeev Seahra, University of New Brunswick http://pirsa.org/13070058 (40:00)
    Giuseppe Sellaroli, University of Waterloo http://pirsa.org/13070057 (58:30)
    Vasudev Shyam, The Center For Fundamental Research and Creative Education http://pirsa.org/13070044 (37:00)
    Lorenzo Sindoni, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070076 (16:00)
    Matteo Smerlak, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070046 (16:50)
    Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070084 (95:00)
    Robert Spekkens Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070084 (42:30)
    Simone Speziale, Centre de Physique Theorique http://pirsa.org/13070041 (0)
    Sebastian Steinhaus, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070041 (72:00)
    Alexander Stottmeister, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg http://pirsa.org/13070074 (40:10)
    Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute http://pirsa.org/13070079 (37:00)
    Jedrzej Swiezewski, University of Warsaw http://pirsa.org/13070053 (82:00)
    Karim Thebault, LMU Munich http://pirsa.org/13070040 (62:00)
    Johannes Thurigen, Albert Einstein Institute http://pirsa.org/13070085 (69:50)
    Casey Tomlin, Pennsylvania State University http://pirsa.org/13070074 (0)
    Aaron Trout, Chatham University http://pirsa.org/13070075 (61:10)
    Madhavan Venkatesh, Centre for Fundamental Research and Creative Education http://pirsa.org/13070057 (22:00)
    Francesca Vidotto, Radboud University Nijmegen http://pirsa.org/13070087 (0)
    Hans Westman, Instituto de Fisica Fundamental http://pirsa.org/13070077 (0)
    Wolfgang Martin Wieland, Aix-Marseille University http://pirsa.org/13070045 (39:00)
    Edward Wilson-Ewing, Louisiana State University http://pirsa.org/13070043 (0)
    Yuki Yokokura, Kyoto University http://pirsa.org/13070046 (42:00)
    Mingyi Zhang, Centre de Physique Theorique http://pirsa.org/13070086 (40:00)
    Antonia Zipfel, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg http://pirsa.org/13070086 (0)
    Jonathan Ziprick, Perimeter Institute http://pirsa.org/13070057 (0)

    For the most part these are 20 minute talks, in sets of 4 or 5 on one recording. The numbers in parentheses give the approximate minute on the recording when the talk starts.
    When you go to the pirsa recording, if the talk you want is not the first one of the set, you may need to allow time for BUFFERING: start the play, mute the sound, and do something else for a few minutes. Buffering time is roughly 10X faster than real time.
    The abstracts for the Loops 2013 parallel sessions are listed alphabetically by speaker:
    http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/si.../attachments/Parallel Session Abstracts_7.pdf
    For a roughly chronological list of of pirsa recordings of Loops 2013 talks go here:
    http://pirsa.org/C13029
    of click on "videos" at the main Loops 2013 website:
    http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  10. Sep 18, 2013 #50

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    A preliminary version of the ILQGS Fall 2013 Schedule has been posted.
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/
    For continuity here is the Spring 2013 schedule.

    Code (Text):
    DATE    Seminar Title                       Speaker           Institution
    Jan 29 [B]Entanglement in loop quantum gravity[/B] Eugenio Bianchi  Perimeter Institute
    Feb 12 [B]Dynamical chaos and the volume gap [/B]  Hal Haggard       CPT Marseille
    Feb 26 [B]Gravity electroweak unification[/B]       Stephon Alexander Dartmouth College
    Mar 12 [B]Quantum reduced loop gravity[/B]      E.Alesci/F.Cianfrani Univ. Erlangen
    Mar 26 [B]BianchiI LQC,Kasner shifts&inflation[/B] Brajesh Gupt     LSU
    Apr  9 [B]Hamiltonian spinfoam gravity[/B]         Wolfgang Wieland CPT Marseille
    Apr 23 [B]A Loop quantum multiverse?[/B]           Martin Bojowald  Penn State 
    May  7 [B]The imaginary part of the GR action and large-spin 4-simplex amplitude[/B]
                                                Yasha Neiman PennState
    Here's the Fall schedule as it stands so far.

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    DATE    Seminar Title                                    Speaker      Institution
    Sep 03 [B]Multiymplectic effective General Boundary Field Theory[/B] J.Zapata   Morelia
    Sep 17 [B]Thermality of spherical causal domains–entanglement spectrum[/B] H.Haggard Marseille
    Oct 01 [B]BH entropy from LQG: higher dim. and gen. theories[/B] N.Bodendorfer PennState
    Oct 15 TBA                                       Derek Wise         Erlangen
    Oct 29 TBA                                       Asieh Karami    Morelia
    Nov 12 [B]What can we learn from shape dynamics?[/B]        Tim Koslowski  NewBrunswick
    Nov 26 TBA                                       Johannes Thürigen PotsdamAEI 
    Dec 10 TBA                                       Saeed Rastgoo   Morelia
    I notice 3 talks from the Morelia campus of UNAM, which is where Robert Oeckl is based (General Boundary Formulation of QFT). The 3 September talk is about GBF, it might be useful to review Oeckl's talk about GBF that is linked in the preceding post #49. The General Boundary formalism seems to be the natural way to do both transition amplitudes and statistical mechanics in a general covariant way. That is, with the focus being on processes, with no preferred time, rather than on a system's state at some designated time.

    In connection with the list of parallel session talks in post #49, I note that ATOUSA SHIRAZI who gave a very interesting talk on her work at Florida Atlantic with Jon Engle was mistakenly alphabetized in the C bunch rather than the S bunch.
    Atousa Chaharsough Shirazi, Florida Atlantic University http://pirsa.org/13070086 (64:00)
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013
  11. Oct 10, 2013 #51

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    The title of the talk Derek Wise is scheduled to give on Tuesday (in 5 days from now) has been posted. Here's the current ILQGS schedule as it stands so far.

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    DATE    Seminar Title                                    Speaker      Institution
    Sep 03 [B]Multiymplectic effective General Boundary Field Theory[/B] J.Zapata   Morelia
    Sep 17 [B]Thermality of spherical causal domains–entanglement spectrum[/B] H.Haggard Marseille
    Oct 01 [B]BH entropy from LQG: higher dim. and gen. theories[/B] N.Bodendorfer  PennState
    Oct 15 [B]Holographic SR: observer space from conformal geometry[/B] Derek Wise Erlangen
    Oct 29 TBA                                       Asieh Karami    Morelia
    Nov 12 [B]What can we learn from shape dynamics?[/B]        Tim Koslowski     NewBrunswick
    Nov 26 TBA                                       Johannes Thürigen PotsdamAEI 
    Dec 10 TBA                                       Saeed Rastgoo   Morelia
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.3258
    Holographic Special Relativity
    Derek K. Wise
    (Submitted on 14 May 2013)
    We reinterpret special relativity, or more precisely its de Sitter deformation, in terms of 3d conformal geometry, as opposed to (3+1)d spacetime geometry. ...
    ... We conjecture a relationship between this kind of "holographic relativity" and the "shape dynamics" proposal of Barbour and collaborators, in which conformal space takes the place of spacetime in general relativity. We also briefly survey related pictures of observer space, including the AdS analog and a representation related to twistor theory.
    17 pages, 5 illustrations
     
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  12. Oct 14, 2013 #52

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    I found this:

    http://www.claymath.org/workshops/CCC/ [Broken]
     
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  13. Oct 14, 2013 #53

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    Interesting find! Here is the poster, with an elaborate drawing by Penrose illustrating his CCC idea:
    http://www.claymath.org/workshops/CCC/CCCposter.jpg [Broken]
    You can click on it to enlarge it, making it more legible.

    I see that among those on the discussion panel and/or giving talks were Kris Meissner (Warsaw), George Ellis (Capetown), Ted Newman (Pittsburg). Meissner posted a paper in July presenting new statistical evidence of circular ripples in the CMB that might have emanated from events in prior aeon, thus supporting the CCC conjecture. The site has abstracts for some of the talks. Here is a partial list of titles:

    9:00 Roger Penrose On CCC's motivations, equations, observational implications, and future research
    10:00 Vahe Gurzadyan Positive lambda, the 2nd law and observations
    11:30 Krzysztof Meissner
    2:00 Paul Tod The equations of CCC
    3:00 Michael Eastwood Twistors, tractors, and conformally invariant operators
    4:30 Rod Gover Klein, Poincaré, and geometry at infinity

    9:00 Gabriele Veneziano A bouncing cosmology from string theory's new symmetries?
    10:00 Kostas Skenderis Holography and the very early universe
    11:30 Tsou Sheung Tsun A theory of Fermion masses and mixing
    2:00 Helmut Friedrich Existence and asymptotic behaviour of space-time with positive lambda
    3:00 Lars Andersson
    4:30 Tim Adamo Gravity in twistor space

    9:00 Claude LeBrun
    10:00 Jörg Frauendiener
    11:30 Laszlo Szabados On the total mass of closed universes with positive cosmological constant
    2:00 Neil Turok
    3:00 George Ellis Indications that gravity is essentially a conformal theory
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2014 #54

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    This semester's schedule for the International LQG Seminar was posted today.
    To follow the ILQGS series, go here:
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/
    Links to audio and to slides PDF usually appear there around the time that the online seminar is scheduled to be given. Get the slides on a separate window before you start the audio, so you will be able to scroll through the slides along with the speaker.
    ==quote==
    ILQGS SEMINAR SCHEDULE
    SPRING 2014
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    1/21  [B]Matter matters in asymptotically safe quantum gravity[/B]  P. Dona (Sissa)
    2/4   TBA                    B. Dittrich (Perimeter)
    2/18  TBA                    S. Steinhaus (Perimeter)
    3/4  [B]Simplicity constraints in spin foam models[/B]  M. Geiller, S. Speziale (PSU,Marseille)
    3/18 [B]S-matrices for General Boundary QFT on Anti de Sitter spacetime[/B]  M. Dohse (Morelia)
    4/1  [B]Continuum limit and renormalization[/B]      L. Freidel (Perimeter)
    4/15 [B] Linking canonical and covariant LQG[/B]     A. Zipfel (Erlangen)
    4/29  [B]LQC and the very early universe[/B] I.Agullo, A.Barrau, G.Mena (LSU, Grenoble, Madrid)
    5/13  [B]Hawking radiation in LQG[/B]            J. Pullin (LSU)
     
    ==endquote==
     
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  15. Jan 22, 2014 #55

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    ILQGS SEMINAR SCHEDULE (update)
    SPRING 2014
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    1/21  [B]Matter matters in asymptotically safe quantum gravity[/B]  P. Dona (Sissa)
    2/4   [B]A new vacuum for loop quantum gravity[/B]      B. Dittrich (Perimeter)
    2/18 [B]Quantum group spin nets:refinement & relation to spin foam[/B] S. Steinhaus (Perimeter)
    3/4  [B]Simplicity constraints in spin foam models[/B]  M. Geiller, S. Speziale (PSU,Marseille)
    3/18 [B]S-matrices for General Boundary QFT on Anti de Sitter spacetime[/B]  M. Dohse (Morelia)
    4/1  [B]Continuum limit and renormalization[/B]      L. Freidel (Perimeter)
    4/15 [B] Linking canonical and covariant LQG[/B]     A. Zipfel (Erlangen)
    4/29  [B]LQC and the very early universe[/B] I.Agullo, A.Barrau, G.Mena (LSU, Grenoble, Madrid)
    5/13  [B]Hawking radiation in LQG[/B]            J. Pullin (LSU)
     
    Links to audio and slides PDF posted here:
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/
    E.g. for the 21 Jan talk by Pietro Donà
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/dona012114.pdf
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/dona012114.wav

    Hopefully the slides PDF for the 4 Feb talk by Bianca Dittrich will be posted well in advance of the talk so one can get an idea of the topic A new vacuum for loop quantum gravity ahead of time. If and when that happens, the link might be:
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/dittrich020414.pdf
     
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  16. Feb 20, 2014 #56

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    Re the previous post, both slides and audio are online for all three of the ILQGS talks that have been given so far this semester. The link that works for me, for the audio of Steinhaus' talk is:
    http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/steinhaus021814.wav
    although it currently does not appear in the main menu at http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/

    Here are some QG and QG-related workshops, schools, or conferences scheduled for this year:

    June http://www.centrovolta.it/sigrav2014/ [Broken]
    Gravity and the Quantum

    July http://ift.uni.wroc.pl/~mborn33/
    Noncommutative geometry, quantum symmetries and quantum gravity

    September http://www.sissa.it/app/esqg2014/
    Experimental Search for Quantum Gravity

    The June 1-6 SIGRAV school, "Gravity and the Quantum", at a villa on the Lago di Como in Northern Italy sounds nice. Here are the introductory/survey courses being offered

    QUANTUM COSMOLOGY Abhay Ashtekar
    NON-COMMUTATIVE GEOMETRY AND QUANTUM GRAVITY John Barrett
    BLACK HOLES Eugenio Bianchi
    QUANTUM SPACE Laurent Freidel
    ASYMPTOTIC SAFETY Roberto Percacci
    COVARIANT LOOP QUANTUM GRAVITY Carlo Rovelli

    Here are some photos of the Villa del Grumello where it is being held and the Lake Como surroundings:
    http://www.villadelgrumello.it
     
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  17. Feb 24, 2014 #57

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    Princeton IAS will hold a one-week school focused on String Theory the week of June 16-20. This is part of the PiTP (Prospects in Theoretical Physics) annual series, aimed primarily at advanced graduate students and postdocs.
    Here is the PiTP 2014 home page:
    https://pitp2014.ias.edu

    A partial list of topics to be covered:
    "Application of AdS/CFT" (Steven Gubser, Princeton University)
    "Introduction to Higher Spins" (Simone Giombi, Princeton University)
    "Introduction to Topological String Theory" (Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology)
    "String Compactification" (To Be Announced)
    "Super-Symmetric Quantum Field Theories" (Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study)

    Other lecturers will be: Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study), Igor Klebanov (Princeton University), Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study), Alexander Polyakov (Princeton University), Herman Verlinde (Princeton University), and Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study).

    The annual Strings conference will be held the following week June 23-27
    http://physics.princeton.edu/strings2014/Home.shtml

    Strings 2015 will be held in Bangalore, India.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2014 #58

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    Experimental Search for Quantum Gravity workshop

    1-5 September SISSA/ISA Italy

    http://www.sissa.it/app/esqg2014/

    Maurizio Gasperini (University of Bari)
    Sabine Hossenfelder (NORDITA, Stockholm)
    Stefano Liberati (SISSA)
    Roberto Percacci (SISSA)
    Lee Smolin (PI, Waterloo)
    Stefano Liberati (SISSA)
    Roberto Percacci (SISSA)
    Alessio Belenchia (SISSA)
    Dionigi Benincasa (SISSA)
    Arif Mohd (SISSA)
    Alejandro Castedo (SISSA)
    David Marzocca (SISSA)
    Bethan Cropp (SISSA)
     
  19. Feb 26, 2014 #59

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    What I see at the ESQG workshop website is a list of confirmed speakers different from what just MTd2 posted:
    ==quote==
    Talks

    Confirmed speakers

    Name--------- Institution
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia Sapienza, Rome
    Massimo Cerdonio INFN, Padua
    John Donoghue University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Astrid Eichhorn Perimeter Institute, Waterloo
    Jonathan Granot Open University of Israel
    John Kelley IMAPP, Radboud University, Nijmegen
    Jerzy Kowalski-Glickman University of Wroclaw
    Joao Magueijo Imperial College, London
    David Mattingly University of New Hampshire
    Jakub Mielczarek Jagiellonian University, Crakow
    Igor Pikovski Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology
    Floyd Stecker NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
    ==endquote==

     
  20. Apr 12, 2014 #60

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    Great talks on YouTube from 10-12 June 2013 conference at Oxford
    on Cosmology and Quantum Foundations
    for example:


    and



    when these come up there will be also a menu of other talks at the same conference.

    Thanks to Fuzzyfelt for putting me onto these links!
     
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