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the third QG-Americas conference will be held at Penn State

Conference Program

Thursday, August 24th:

1. 9:00-10:30 AM: Renormalization Group and Einstein Gravity. Chair: Max Niedermaier (max at phys.univ-tours.fr); Rapporteur: Frank Saueressig (40 minutes); Robert Oeckl (15)

2. 11:00-12:30PM: Loop Quantum Cosmology . Chair: David Craig (craigda at lemoyne.edu); Rapporteur: Parampreet Singh (40); Tomasz Pawlowski (15)

3. 2:00-3:30PM: Cosmology and Observations. Chair: Ted Jacobson (tajac at physics.umd.edu); Rapporteurs: Daniel Sudarsky and Nelson Nunes (25+10 each)

4. 4:00-5:30PM:Effective Descriptions. Chair: Martin Bojowald (bojowald at gravity.psu.edu); Rapporteurs: Laurent Friedel and Radu Roiban(25+10 each).

Friday, August 25th:

5. 9:00-10:30AM: Discrete Approaches. Chair: Rodolfo Gambini (rgambini at fisica.edu.uy); Rapporteurs: Luca Bombelli and Jorge Pullin. (25+10 each)

6. 11:00-12:30PM: The Physical Sector of LQG. Chair: Jorge Pullin (pullin at lsu.edu); Rapporteurs: Jerzy Lewandowski and Bianca Dittrich (25+10 each)

7. 2:00-3:30PM:Spin Foams. Chair: Laurent Freidel (lfreidel at perimeterinstitute.ca); Rapporteurs: Robert Oeckl and Florian Conrady(25+10 each)

8. 4:00PM-5:30PM:Quantum Geometry and Matter. Chair: Seth Major (smajor at hamilton.edu); Rapporteurs: Kevin Vandersloot, Mikhail Kagan(20+5 each) andFotini Markopoulou(25+5)

Saturday, August 26th:

9. 9:00-10:30AM: Quantum Gravity Phenomenology. Chair: Daniel Sudarsky (sudarsky at nucleares.unam.mx); Rapporteur: David Mattingly (40)

10. 11:00-12:30PM: Mathematical Issues in LQG. Chair: Jerzy Lewandowski (jerzy.lewandowski at fuw.edu.pl); Speakers: Jonathan Engle, Jose-Antonio Zapata and Daniel Cartin/Gaurav Khanna (20+10 each)

11. 2:00-3:30PM: Interface of Gravity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology . Chair: Warner Miller (wam at fau.edu); Rapporteurs: Ted Jacobson and Stephon Alexander (25+10, each)

12. 4:00PM-5:30PM: Discussion and Summary. Chair: Alejandro Corichi (corichi at nucleares.unam.mx); Speakers: .........., Ashtekar

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