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Room 101 Osmond

Approaches to Quantum Gravity and QFT in Curved Space Time | ||
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Time | Speaker | Topic |

2:00 p.m. | Karel Kuchar | Spacetime Canonical Gravity[ Slides ] |

2:30 p.m. | John Klauder | What is Affine Quantum Gravity?[ Slides ] |

3:00 p.m. | Rodolfo Gambini | Consistent Discrete Quantum Gravity[ Slides ] |

3:30 p.m. | Guillermo Mena Marugan | Einstein-Rosen Waves in Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Quantum Gravity[ Slides ] |

Approaches to Quantum Gravity and QFT in Curved Space Time | ||
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Time | Speaker | Topic |

4:30 p.m. | Jesus Fernando Barbero | Microcausality in Quantized Cylindrical Gravitational Waves[ Slides ] |

5:00 p.m. | Eduardo Jesus Villasenor Sanchez | Quantized Cylindrical Gravitational Waves and Sigma Models[ Slides ] |

5:20 p.m. | Robert Wald | Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes[ Slides ] |

5:50 p.m. | Stefan Hollands | Recent Progress in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes[ Slides ] |

Strings and Black Holes | ||
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Time | Speaker | Topic |

2:00 p.m. | Simon Ross | Cosmic Censorship in Holographic Gravity[ Slides ] |

2:30 p.m. | Djordje Minic | Background Independence, Quantum Mechanics and Gravity[ Slides ] |

3:00 p.m. | Jacek Wisniewski | Higher Dimensional Black Holes and AdS/CFT Conjecture[ Slides ] |

3:20 p.m. | Jorma Louko | Hawking Effect for Dirac Spinors on the Rp^3 Geon[ Slides ] |

3:40 p.m. | Olaf Dreyer | New Insights in Black Hole Physics[ Slides ] |

Mathematical Relativity | ||
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Time | Speaker(s) | Topic |

4:30 p.m. | Simonetta Frittelli and Ezra T. Newman | Shear-Free Null Geodesic Congruences[Slides ] |

5:00 p.m. | Chris Beetle | A Radiation Scalar for General Relativity |

5:30 p.m. | Donald Marolf | The Asymptotic Structure of Homogeneous Plane Waves[ Slides ] |

6:00 p.m. | Jong Hyuk Yoon | Quasi-Local Balance Equations and Deformation of Two-Surfaces[ Slides ] |

Quantum Geometry and Loop Quantum Gravity | ||
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Time | Speaker(s) | Topic |

2:00 p.m. | Hanno Sahlmann | Uniqueness of the Ashtekar-Lewandowski Representation of Quantum Gravity[ Slides ] |

2:20 p.m. | Andrzej Okolow | Quantum Groups and Quantum Connection[ Slides ] |

2:40 p.m. | Jerzy Lewandowski | The Quantum Scalar Constraint[ Slides ] |

3:10 p.m. | Thomas Thiemann | The Phoenix Project[ Slides ] |

3:40 p.m. | Christian Fleischhack | On the Lewandowski-Thiemann Conjecture[ Slides ] |

Mathematical Relativity | ||
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Time | Speaker(s) | Topic |

4:30 p.m. | Stephen Fairhurst | Dynamical Horizons: The First Law and Hamiltonian Formulation[ Slides ] |

5:00 p.m. | Ivan Booth | Canonical Phase Space Formulation of Quasilocal General Relativity[ Slides ] |

5:30 p.m. | Alejandro Corichi | Horizon Mass for de Sitter Black Holes[ Slides ] |

6:00 p.m. | Tomasz Pawlowski | Einstein (-Maxwell) Space-Times Foliated by Isolated Horizons[ Slides ] |

Spin Foams and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology | ||
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Time | Speaker | Topic |

2:00 p.m. | Kirill Krasnov | Spin Foam Models: Lessons from 2+1 Dimensions[ Slides ] |

2:30 p.m. | Fotini Markopoulou | Spin Foams from Quantum Information Theory[ Slides ] |

3:00 p.m. | Laurent Freidel | Gravitons and the Kodama State |

3:30 p.m. | Daniel Sudarsky | Can There Be a New Ether Resulting from Granularity of Space-Time at Planck Scale?[ Slides ] |

Quantum Cosmology | ||
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Time | Speaker(s) | Topic |

4:30 p.m. | Seth Major | Possible Observations in Quantum Gravity[ Slides ] |

4:50 p.m. | Martin Bojowald | Loop Quantum Cosmology[ Slides ] |

5:20 p.m. | David Craig | Generalized Quantum Theory of Homogeneous Cosmologies[ Slides ] |

Spin Foams and Mathematical Relativity | ||
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Time | Speaker | Topic |

2:00 p.m. | Robert Oeckl | Renormalization for Spin Foam Models of Quantum Gravity[ Slides ] |

2:20 p.m. | Jose Antonio Zapata | Loop Quantization and Renormalization[ Slides ] |

2:40 p.m. | David Louapre | Non-Perturbative Summation over 3D Topologies[ Slides ] |

3:00 p.m. | Alejandro Corichi | When is Quantum Gravity Unitary?[ Slides ] |

3:20 p.m. | James Crawford | Spacetime Dynamics from Spin Dynamics: General Spin Connection[ Slides ] |

3:40 p.m. | Mikolaj Korzynski | Cartan's Normal Connection and Its Application to Twistor Theory and Conformal Geometry[ Slides ] |