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Parallel Session: Quantum Gravity and Mathematical General Relativity
Room 101 Osmond

Sunday, June 8th, 2003

Chair: Alejandro Perez

Approaches to Quantum Gravity and QFT in Curved Space Time
Time Speaker Topic
2:00 p.m. Karel Kuchar Spacetime Canonical Gravity
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2:30 p.m. John Klauder What is Affine Quantum Gravity?
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3:00 p.m. Rodolfo Gambini Consistent Discrete Quantum Gravity
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3:30 p.m. Guillermo Mena Marugan Einstein-Rosen Waves in Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Quantum Gravity
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Chair: Donald Marolf

Approaches to Quantum Gravity and QFT in Curved Space Time
Time Speaker Topic
4:30 p.m. Jesus Fernando Barbero Microcausality in Quantized Cylindrical Gravitational Waves
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5:00 p.m. Eduardo Jesus Villasenor Sanchez Quantized Cylindrical Gravitational Waves and Sigma Models
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5:20 p.m. Robert Wald Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes
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5:50 p.m. Stefan Hollands Recent Progress in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes
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Monday, June 9th, 2003

Chair: Donald Marolf

Strings and Black Holes
Time Speaker Topic
2:00 p.m. Simon Ross Cosmic Censorship in Holographic Gravity
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2:30 p.m. Djordje Minic Background Independence, Quantum Mechanics and Gravity
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3:00 p.m. Jacek Wisniewski Higher Dimensional Black Holes and AdS/CFT Conjecture
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3:20 p.m. Jorma Louko Hawking Effect for Dirac Spinors on the Rp^3 Geon
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3:40 p.m. Olaf Dreyer New Insights in Black Hole Physics
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Chair: Jerzy Lewandowski

Mathematical Relativity
Time Speaker(s) Topic
4:30 p.m. Simonetta Frittelli and Ezra T. Newman Shear-Free Null Geodesic Congruences
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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
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6:00 p.m. Jong Hyuk Yoon Quasi-Local Balance Equations and Deformation of Two-Surfaces
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Tuesday, June 10th, 2003

Chair: Alejandro Perez

Quantum Geometry and Loop Quantum Gravity
Time Speaker(s) Topic
2:00 p.m. Hanno Sahlmann Uniqueness of the Ashtekar-Lewandowski Representation of Quantum Gravity
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2:20 p.m. Andrzej Okolow Quantum Groups and Quantum Connection
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2:40 p.m. Jerzy Lewandowski The Quantum Scalar Constraint
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3:10 p.m. Thomas Thiemann The Phoenix Project
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3:40 p.m. Christian Fleischhack On the Lewandowski-Thiemann Conjecture
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Chair: Jerzy Lewandowski

Mathematical Relativity
Time Speaker(s) Topic
4:30 p.m. Stephen Fairhurst Dynamical Horizons: The First Law and Hamiltonian Formulation
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5:00 p.m. Ivan Booth Canonical Phase Space Formulation of Quasilocal General Relativity
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5:30 p.m. Alejandro Corichi Horizon Mass for de Sitter Black Holes
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6:00 p.m. Tomasz Pawlowski Einstein (-Maxwell) Space-Times Foliated by Isolated Horizons
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2003

Chair: Dan Christensen

Spin Foams and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
Time Speaker Topic
2:00 p.m. Kirill Krasnov Spin Foam Models: Lessons from 2+1 Dimensions
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2:30 p.m. Fotini Markopoulou Spin Foams from Quantum Information Theory
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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?
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Chair: Donald Marolf

Quantum Cosmology
Time Speaker(s) Topic
4:30 p.m. Seth Major Possible Observations in Quantum Gravity
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4:50 p.m. Martin Bojowald Loop Quantum Cosmology
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5:20 p.m. David Craig Generalized Quantum Theory of Homogeneous Cosmologies
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Thursday, June 12th, 2003

Chair: Jerzy Lewandowski

Spin Foams and Mathematical Relativity
Time Speaker Topic
2:00 p.m. Robert Oeckl Renormalization for Spin Foam Models of Quantum Gravity
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2:20 p.m. Jose Antonio Zapata Loop Quantization and Renormalization
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2:40 p.m. David Louapre Non-Perturbative Summation over 3D Topologies
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3:00 p.m. Alejandro Corichi When is Quantum Gravity Unitary?
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3:20 p.m. James Crawford Spacetime Dynamics from Spin Dynamics: General Spin Connection
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3:40 p.m. Mikolaj Korzynski Cartan's Normal Connection and Its Application to Twistor Theory and Conformal Geometry
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