THURSDAY 29 March

 

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Registration  Outside Chemistry Lecture Theatre D

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Invited I          Chemistry Lecture Theatre D     Chair: - V. Vedral (Leeds)

Aspelmeyer, Markus (Vienna)   Experimental Test of Nonlocal Hidden Variable Theories

 

Contributed Session 1       

 

Session A   Chemistry Lecture Theatre D

Chair - R. Spekkens  (Cambridge)         

Session B   Chemistry G36

Chair - J. Dunnigham (Leeds)

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Walgate, Jonathan (PI)

On the logical structure of Bell theorems

Paternostro, Mauro (Belfast)

Playing quantum with light and fairly large objects

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Seevinck, Michael.P. (Utrecht)

On deriving standard Bell inequalities from non-locality and its repercussions for the (im)possibility of doing experimental metaphysics

Kofler, Johannes (Vienna)

Macrorealism emerging from quantum physics

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Break   Department of Philosophy, Baines Wing G36

 

Contributed Session 2         

Chair - C. Timpson (Leeds)         

Chair - H. Brown (Oxford)

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Smets, Sonja (Brussells)

A Qualitative Perspective on Quantum Information

Lehmkuhl, Dennis (Oxford)

What is a gravitational field?

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Groisman, Berry (Cambridge)

Is teleportation a (quantum) mystery?

van der Geest, R.C.F. (Leiden)

Does the Hole Argument Rest upon a Fallacy of Ambiguity?

5:30 – 6:00 pm

Barrett, Jonathan (PI)

Information processing in a general probabilistic framework

Fogel, Brandon (Chicago)

Epistemology of a theory of everything: Weyl, Einstein and the unification of physics

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Grinbaum, Alexei (CEA-Saclay)

Reconstruction of quantum theory

Jaroszkiewicz, George (Nottingham)

The Physical Basis of Quantum Relativity

7:30 onwards

Conference dinner at Casa Mia Millenium Square (sit down by 7.30pm)


Friday 30 March

 

9:30 – 10:30 am

Invited II     Chemistry Lecture Theatre D     Chair - V. Vedral (Leeds)

Gisin, Nicolas (Geneva)  From Bell Inequality to Secure Key Distribution

10:30 – 11:00 am

Break   Department of Philosophy, Baines Wing G36

 

Contributed Session 3     

 

Session A   Chemistry Lecture Theatre D

Chair - F. Muller (Utrecht)       

Session B   Chemistry G36

Chair - D. Fraser (Waterloo)

11:00 – 11:30 am

Butterfield, J.N. (Cambridge)

Stochastic Einstein Locality Revisited

Brown, Matthew (UCSD)

Relational Quantum Mechanics and the Determinacy Problem

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Whitaker, Andrew (Belfast)

Gottfried and Bell on Quantum Measurement

Dorato, Mauro (Rome)

Do dispositions and propensities have a role in the ontology of quantum mechanics

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Busch, Paul (York/PI)

Complementarity and Uncertainty in Mach-Zender Interferometry and Beyond

Percival, Ian (Sussex)

Quantum measurement, photon detectors and locality

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Schack, Ruediger (Royal Holloway)

Subjective Probability and Quantum Certainty

Kryukov, Alexey A (Wisconsin)

On the measurement problem for a two-level quantum system

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch   Department of Philosophy, Baines Wing G36 and G37

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Invited III          Chemistry Lecture Theatre          Chair - C. Timpson (Leeds)

Kent, Adrian (Cambridge)   A Proposal To Test the Local Causality of Spacetime

 

Contributed Session 4         

Chair - M. Seevinck (Utrecht)          

Chair - V. Kendon (Leeds)

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Brown, Harvey (Oxford)

The reversibility objections revisited

Hartmann, Stephan (LSE/Tilburg)

Probability and Decoherence

3:30 – 4 pm

Maroney, Owen (PI)

(Towards) a fluctuation friendly second law

Andersson, Erika (Strathclyde)

Finding the Kraus decomposition from a master equation and vice versa

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Break   Department of Philosophy, Baines Wing G36

 


 


Contributed Session 5

Chair - J. Melia (Leeds)         

Chair - S. French (Leeds)

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Pitts, J. Brian (Notre Dame)

Absolute objects and General Covariance (TBC)

Vickers, Peter (Leeds)

Bohrí»s Atom: Content and Commitment

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Greaves, Hilary (Rutgers/Oxford)

Towards a geometrical understanding of the CPT theorem

Brukner, Caslav (Vienna)

Gödelí»s incompleteness theorem and foundations of quantum physics

5:30 – 6:00 pm

Pooley, Oliver (Oxford)

New Foundations for Spacetime Theories?

Rae, Alastair I M (Birmingham)

A critical look at proofs of the Born rule

 

Saturday 31 March

 

Contributed Session 6              

 

Session A   Chemistry Lecture Theatre D

Chair -  C. Timpson (Leeds)    

Session B   Chemistry G36

Chair - S. French (Leeds)

9:30 – 10:00 am

Held, Carsten (Erfurt)

Can Quantum Mechanics be Shown to be Incomplete in Principle?

Werndl, Charlotte (Cambridge)

What Are the New Implications of Chaos Theory for Predictability?

10:00 – 10:30 am

Spekkens, Robert (Cambridge)

Contextuality revisited

Zinkernagel, Henrik (Granada)

Time and the cosmic measurement problem

10:30 – 11:00 am

Westman, Hans (PI)

Is Bohm's theory too non-local?

Muller, F.A. (Utrecht)

Inconsistencies in Classical Electrodynamics?

11:00 – 11:30 am

Break   Department of Philosophy, Baines Wing G36

 

Contributed Session 7   Chemistry Lecture Theatre D     Chair - J. Butterfield (Cambridge)    

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Bain, Jonathan (New York)

Condensed matter physics emergent spacetimes and structural realism

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Fraser, Doreen (Waterloo)

The Problem of Theory Choice for Philosophers of Quantum Field Theory

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Colin, Samuel (PI)

A Dirac sea pilot-wave model for quantum field theory

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch   Department of Philosophy, Baines Wing G36 and G37

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Invited IV   Chemistry Lecture Theatre D   Chair - V. Vedral (Leeds)

Hardy, Lucien (PI)   The Causaloid Formalism: A Tentative Framework for Quantum Gravity

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Closing business; au revoir.