CFP: “Quantum Time”, Pittsburgh, 28-29 March 2014

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: 1000-word extended abstract
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: pittquantumtime14@gmail.com
DEADLINE: October 15, 2013
NOTIFICATION BY: November 10, 2013

Many of the problems of time in physics are old and well-known, and their morals for metaphysics have been explored. In this workshop, we propose to attack a newer problem: How is quantum time special? More specifically, this workshop will explore the ways in which quantum theory leads to new insights about the nature of time, and how thinking about the role of time may lead to insights about quantum theory. Topics may include (although they are not limited to) the problem of time in quantum gravity, quantum time observables, temporal symmetry violation, and the unitary and non-unitary implementability of time evolution in quantum theory. We are holding an open call for papers presenting fresh new ideas, of which we can accept up to 6 participants. The participants will join the three invited speakers below. We welcome submissions of 1000 word abstracts from both physicists and philosophers, with the hope that this workshop will provide a useful forum for interdisciplinary engagement.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Abhay Ashtekar, Juan Gonzalo Muga, Laura Ruetsche

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Thomas Pashby, Bryan Roberts, Giovanni Valente

Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

http://www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/Events/All/Conferences/others/other_conf_2013-14/03-28-14_quantumtime/03-28-14_quantumtime.html

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