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Fifth International School on Field Theory and Gravitation (BRAZIL)

  1. Nov 4, 2008 #1
    http://fisica.ufmt.br/school2/

    Some of the invited speakers: Paul Davies, Abhay Ashtekar, Lawrence M. Krauss, James B. Hartle (to be confirmed), etc.
     
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    Where is that information to be found? You have inside sources? :wink:
    When I go to the link you gave us, I don't find anything about the invited speakers. The program page is under construction, it says.
     
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    At the top of the page under information>invited speakers.
     
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    Thanks---a pulldown menu. So let me sample the list of invited speakers:
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    Abhay Ashtekar
    Penn State Uiversity, USA,
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    Charles Hellaby
    Cape Town University, South Africa,
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    Sumit R. Das
    University of Kentucke, USA,
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    Fred Cooperstock
    University of Vitoria, Canada,
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    William G. Unruh
    University of Bristh Columbia, UBC, Canada,
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    Lawrence M. Krauss
    Case Western Reserve, USA,
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    Roberto Percacci
    Scuola Internaziole Superiore di Studi Avanzati/International School for Advaced Studies - SISSA,
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    This shows a strong interest in cosmology! And where applicable shows openness to both non-string and string approaches. We know Percacci from his work on Martin Reuter's asymptotic safety (non-string) approach to quantum gravity. Unruh, of the *Unruh effect*, has two Loop-related papers though it's not his main focus. Hellaby is straight cosmology---we've discussed this http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0603637 interesting paper of his in Cosmo forum. Ashtekar is one of the founders of LQG and currently working in Loop cosmology. On the other hand, Sumit R. Das' research at least prior to 2007 mainly dealt with stringy matters---in the past two years he has focused on cosmology. Krauss is a straight cosmologist. Cooperstock, again cosmology.
     
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