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Focus Session on "The Nature of Time on Fundamental Science" Proceedings

Monday, November 9

Chair: Murat Gunaydin (Penn State)

Time Speaker Talk Title
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State) - Opening Remarks
Paul Steinhardt
(Princeton University)
What Happened at the Big Bang and How It Affects Our View of Cosmic History and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge
 [ Audio ]
Paul Sommers
(Penn State)
There is a Future
[ Slides ] [ Audio
Discussion

1stAfternoon Chair: Jorge Pullin (Louisiana State University)

Time Speaker Topic
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. William Unruh
(University of British Columbia)
Time is Measured
[ Slides ] [ Audio
Karel Kuchar (University of Utah) Reflections on Time in Canonical Gravity
[ Slides ] [ Audio ]

2ndAfternoon Chair: Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State)

Time Speaker Topic
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Rodofo Gambini and Jorge Pullin
(Universidad de la Republica/Louisiana State)
Evolving Constants as Clocks in Quantum Gravity
[ Slides ] [ Audio ]
Discussion

Tuesday, November 10

Chair: John Earman (University of Pittsburgh)

Time Speaker Topic
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rodolfo Gambini and Jorge Pullin
(Universidad de la Republica/Louisiana State)
The Role of Self-Adjointness in Selecting
A Clock and Multi-Fingered Time

[ Slides ] [Audio ]
Romeo Brunetti
(University of Trento)
Quantum Coordinates for Events
[ Slides ] [Audio ]

Afternoon Chair: Paul Sommers (Penn State)

Time Speaker Topic
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State) Exploring the Issue of Time Through Quantum Cosmology
 [ Audio ]
Discussion

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