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QG2 speakers list, for July conference

  1. Mar 9, 2008 #1

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    The organizers of the QG conference have posted some of the main invited talks already.

    Abhay Ashtekar
    Quantum cosmology

    Ali Chamseddine
    Connections between noncommutative geometry, spectral action and quantum gravity

    Bernard Kay
    The puzzles of decoherence and thermodynamical behaviour

    Carlo Rovelli
    On the relation between loops and foams

    Subir Sarkar
    Astroparticle probes of quantum gravity

    Harold Steinacker
    Dynamical quantum spaces, matrix models and gravity

    Here is the webpage
    http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/r...etry_and_quantum_gravity_conference/speakers/
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2008 #2

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    There are now eight talks listed. Martin Reuter is the most recent addition.

    Abhay Ashtekar
    Quantum cosmology

    Ali Chamseddine
    Connections between noncommutative geometry, spectral action and quantum gravity

    Bernard Kay
    The puzzles of decoherence and thermodynamical behaviour

    Martin Reuter
    Asymptotic Safety: general ideas and recent results

    Vincent Rivasseau
    Non-commutative renormalisation

    Carlo Rovelli
    On the relation between loops and foams

    Subir Sarkar
    Astroparticle probes of quantum gravity

    Harold Steinacker
    Dynamical quantum spaces, matrix models and gravity

    Here is the webpage
    http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/r...etry_and_quantum_gravity_conference/speakers/

    Already non-commutative geometry is represented by two speakers. Maybe it comes under the rubric of the "quantum geometry" half of QG+QG. The inclusion of NCG along with Loop-Foam quantum gravity, will give this conference a new aspect. different from past Loop conferences.
     
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  4. Mar 19, 2008 #3

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    Shahn Majid (Noncommutative Geometry) and Laurent Freidel (Spinfoam QG) have been added to the lineup. The organizers made an early start---events are still over 3 months away and they already have an interesting cadre of talks listed, giving a clear idea of the main themes and purpose of the conference.

    Abhay Ashtekar
    Quantum cosmology

    Ali Chamseddine
    Connections between noncommutative geometry, spectral action and quantum gravity

    Laurent Freidel

    The construction and semi-classical limit of spin foam models for 4d gravity

    Bernard Kay
    The puzzles of decoherence and thermodynamical behaviour

    Shahn Majid

    Martin Reuter
    Asymptotic Safety: general ideas and recent results

    Vincent Rivasseau
    Non-commutative renormalisation

    Carlo Rovelli
    On the relation between loops and foams

    Subir Sarkar
    Astroparticle probes of quantum gravity

    Harold Steinacker
    Dynamical quantum spaces, matrix models and gravity

    Here is the webpage
    http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/r...etry_and_quantum_gravity_conference/speakers/

    ============UPDATE TO REPLY to Christine's next post====================
    Christine, thanks for posting that bit from Baez's diary! If you want to see Rovelli's "telegraphic report" spelled out in more detail, and have not already seen it, you might like to look at this:

    * Carlo Rovelli - Looppy & Foammy: at long last, falling in love
    http://cift.fuw.edu.pl/users/kostecki/zakopane08/rovelli.pdf

    All the workshop slides are posted here:
    http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~kostecki/zakopane08/
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2008
  5. Mar 20, 2008 #4
    Hi Marcus,

    Concerning Rovelli's talk, here is an excerpt from Baez's public diary:

    ------
    I asked Carlo Rovelli if he'll be in Paris this summer. He said no — but he gave me an enticing summary of recent developments in loop quantum gravity:


    If things work out as well as he says, especially regarding the all-important second point, I won't regret having stepped aside from this subject... but I may want to jump back in! It was hard quitting quantum gravity. I'm glad I did, so I'll never regret that. But, I won't feel the need to stay out if I get interested in it again.
    ----

    I thought that was a very interesting passage because of the points raised by Rovelli and the possibility of Baez returning to quantum gravity reasearch, if he gets interested again.

    Best,
    Christine
     
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