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|1.00-1.30||Welcome and Introduction||Nick Huggett (Illinois, Chicago) and Christian Wüthrich (California, San Diego) – Why ‘Philosophical’ Foundations? (slides)|
|1.30-3.00||Applications of Philosophy Chair: Nick Huggett||Sam Fletcher (California, Irvine) – Reduction and Causal Set Theory’s Hauptvermutung*
Maria Kon (Sydney) Conceptual Analysis and Quantum Gravity*.
Chair: Dave Baker
|Daniele Oriti (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) – Disappearance and Emergence of Space and Time in Quantum Gravity; Tom Pashby (Pittsburgh) – (No) Time for Quantum Gravity?|
|5.00-6.30||Conservative or Radical?
Chair: Christian Wüthrich
|James Mattingly (Georgetown) – Non-quantum Micro-gravity; Daniel Sudarsky (UNAM – Mexico City) – Interface of Quantum Theory and Gravity at the Origin of the Structure of the Universe.|
|7.00-10.00||Dinner/Reception – Jak’s Tap, 901 W Jackson|
|9.15-10.15||Where is Canonical Quantum Gravity Today?||Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute)|
|10.15-11.15||Canonical Quantum Gravity for Philosophers (of Physics)||Christian Wüthrich (California, San Diego)|
|11.30-1.30||Loop Quantum Gravity
Chair: Nick Huggett
|Elise Crull (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – The Role of Decoherence in Quantum Loop Dynamics*; David Schroeren (Oxford) – Decoherent Histories of Spin Networks; Francesca Vidotto (Radboud University Nijmegen) – Atomism and Relationalism as Guiding Principles for Quantum Gravity.|
|Lunch provided at the workshop|
|2.30-3.30||Where is String Theory today?||Jeff Harvey (Chicago)|
|3.30-4.30||String Theory for Philosophers (of Physics)||Nick Huggett (Illinois, Chicago)|
Chair: Christian Wüthrich
|Eleanor Knox (King’s College London) – The Dimensions of Duality*; Nicholas Teh (Cambridge) – Philosophical Perspectives on the Gauge-Gravity Duality*.|
|9.30-11.00||Insights from Existing Physics
Chair: James Harrington
|Jonathan Bain (Polytechnic Institute of New York University) – Three Principles of Quantum Gravity in the Condensed Matter Approach; J. Brian Pitts (Cambridge) – A First Class Constraint Generates Not a Gauge Transformation, But a (Bad) Physical Change: The Cases of Maxwell and GR.|
|11.15-12.45||Quantum Gravity and Dynamical Spacetime
Chair: Jon Jarrett
|Mark Shumelda (Toronto/Yukon College) – Back to Basics: Background Independence and Spacetime in Quantum Gravity*; Tiziana Vistarini (Rutgers University) – Some Remarks on the Emergent Character of Spacetime in String Theory*.|
|1.00-2.00||Rapporteur session||Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge)|
|* indicates a work-in-progress submission.|
This meeting is generously supported by the National Science Foundation (SES-1256646), the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the UIC Institute for the Humanities.