Workshop: Symmetry and symmetry breaking in fundamental physics

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Venue: kindly provided by PCQC (Paris Centre for Quantum Computing) at University Paris-6 (Jussieu), room 26-00/101 (Tour 26, 1st floor, room Noguez)
Organizers: Alexei Grinbaum (CEA-LARSIM), Giovanni Valente (Pittsburgh/MCMP-Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)

PROGRAM
13:00 – 14:40 Session I: “Phase Transitions”
– Patricia Palacios (MCMP): “Symmetry-breaking phase transition: A challenge for reductionism?”
– Elay Shech (Auburn): “Comparing Strong and Weak Emergence in Phase Transitions and Anyons”

15:00 – 16:40 Session II: “Quantum Symmetries”
– Bryan Roberts (LSE): “On the future of the weakly interacting arrow of time”
– Francesca Vidotto (Nijmegen): “Gauge is in the eye of the beholder”

17:00 – 18:40 Session III: “Symmetries in Space-Time”
– Neil Dewar (MCMP): “Analytic and synthetic symmetries”
– Erik Curiel (MCMP): “The Problem of Approximate Symmetries”

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