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Abhay Fest


June 04-06, 2009

    

Program Information

Thursday
TimeSpeakerTalk Title
 9:00 AM -  9:30 AMRegistration and Opening Remarks - Jayanth Banavar
 9:30 AM - 10:15 AMJim HartleThe Classical Physics of Our Quantum Universe
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Klaus FredenhagenTime in Quantum Mechanics: From An External Parameter to an Intrinsic Observable
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Gary HorowitzA Holographic Description of Black Hole Singularities
12:15 PM - 12:30 PMWelcome - Dan Larson
12:30 PM -  2:00 PMLunch Break
 2:00 PM -  2:30 PM Bernd BruegmannNumerical Relativity and Black Holes
 2:30 PM -  3:00 PM Badri KrishnanSearching for Periodic Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars
 3:00 PM -  3:30 PM Steve FairhurstSearching for Gravitational Waves from Coalescing Binary Systems
 3:30 PM -  4:00 PmCoffee Break
 4:00 PM -  4:30 PM Jon EngleIsolated Horizons: Ideas, Framework and Applications
 4:30 PM -  5:00 PM Alex CorichiBlack Hole Entropy
 5:00 PM -  5:30 PM Madhavan VaradarajanQuantum Gravity and the Information Loss Problem
 8:00 PMPublic Lecture: Roger Penrose

Note Location Change:
102 Thomas Building
"Fashion, Faith and Fantasy: How Big is Infinity"
Friday
TimeSpeakerTalk Title
 9:00 AM -  9:30 AMCoffee
 9:30 AM - 10:15 AMCarlo RovelliWhat is a Particle?
10:15 AM - 11:00 AMRobert WaldThe Formulation of Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PMThomas ThiemannnCanonical Quantum General Relativity
12:15 PM -  2:00 PMLunch Break
 2:00 PM -  2:30 PMLaurent FreidelQuantum Geometry from Spin Foam
 2:30 PM -  3:00 PMJerzy LewandowskiSpin Foams from Quantum Geometry
 3:00 PM -  3:30 PMLee SmolinUnimodular Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
 3:30 PM -  4:00 PmCoffee Break
 4:00 PM -  4:30 PM Claes UgglaGeneric Singularities
 4:30 PM -  5:00 PM Jim IsenbergThe Gravitational N-Body Problem
 5:00 PM -  5:30 PM Naresh DadhichOn Gravitational Dynamics from Bianchi Derivative of the Curvature Polynomial
 6:00 PMSocial Hour and Banquet - The Atherton Hotel
Saturday
TimeSpeakerTalk Title
 9:00 AM -  9:30 AMCoffee
 9:30 AM - 10:15 AMBernd SchmidtThe Newtonian Limit
10:15 AM - 11:00 AMRodolfo GambiniThe Issue of Time in Generally Covariant Theories and Quantum Gravity
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Roger PenroseConformal Cyclic Cosmology: Its Present Status

Organizing Committee

Martin Bojowald, Jorge Pullin, Paul Sommers, Randi Neshteruk

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