Seminar Program

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Thursday, 12 March 2015
7:00 Informal Welcome: Bistro café at Del Mar Inn [map]. Not covered by the conference.
Friday, 13 March 2015: UC San Diego Philosophy Dept. Seminar Room, HSS 7077 [map]
8:30 Shuttle from Del Mar Inn to conference location
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome by John Dougherty, Nick Huggett, David Rideout, Chris Wüthrich
9:30 – 10:30 Background Independence as a Constraint on Fundamental Theories Alyssa Ney (University of Rochester)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Making Time for Quantum Gravity Thomas Pashby (University of Southern California)
11:30 – 1:00 The Influence Network: A New Foundation for Emergent Physics Newshaw Bahreyni (Kenyon College), Kevin Knuth (University at Albany), James
Lyons Walsh
(University at Albany)
1:00 – 2:30 Lunch: Click here for dining options on campus.
2:30 – 3:30 Time as Unfolding of Process David Rideout (UC San Diego)
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 – 4:45 The Case for Classical Spacetime Ken Wharton (San Jose State University)
4:45 – 5:30 The geometry of black hole entropy John Dougherty (UC San Diego)
5:30 – 6:30 A tale of two times Craig Callender (UC San Diego)
6:30 Shuttle back to Del Mar Inn
7:30 Dinner for registered participants at En Fuego Cantina Del Mar [map]. Cash bar.
Saturday, 14 March 2015: Munk Lecture Hall 303, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography [map]
8:30 Shuttle from Del Mar Inn to conference location
9:30 – 10:30 Musings on (Space-)Time from a Gravitational String Theorist Amanda Peet (University of Toronto)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Some reflections on a possible holographic description of time Tiziana Vistarini (University of Illinois, Chicago)
11:30 – 12:15 AdS/CFT duality beyond emergence of spacetime: A case for unification Ioan Muntean (University of Notre Dame and University of North Carolina, Asheville)
12:15 – 1:00 Dualities and spacetime Keizo Matsubara and Chris Smeenk (Western University Canada)
1:00 – 2:30 Lunch: catered lunch for speakers and registered participants.
Non-registered attendees can get lunch at the nearby Caroline’s [map].
2:30 – 3:30 Time in the geometrogenesis scenario of quantum gravity Daniele Oriti (Albert Einstein Institute)
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 – 4:45 No time for problems Joshua Norton (University of Illinois, Chicago)
4:45 – 5:30 First-Class Constraints, Gauge, and the Wheeler–DeWitt Equation Oliver Pooley (Oxford University)
5:30 – 6:15 Roundtable discussion
6:15 Shuttle back to Del Mar Inn
Dinner: No scheduled dinner, but some options near the hotel: En Fuego has a bar, as does Bully’s, which is just a few steps further north. Both serve food. There are a number of places at the Del Mar Plaza, which is just a few steps further, such as Pacifica del Mar (swanky spot for seafood), Shimbashi Izakaya, and El Agave, which has a rather remarkable tequila menu.
See also [this map of restaurants near the hotel]
Cancelled talks
The Shape of Space and Trace of Time: Machian Approaches to Quantum Gravity Mark Shumelda (University of Toronto and Yukon College)


This meeting was generously supported by

  • ‘New Agendas for the Study of Time’ at the Center for Time at the University of Sydney
  • Division of Arts and Humanities, UCSD
  • Department of Philosophy, UCSD

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