Toward a New Understanding of Space, Time, and Matter

Talk schedule

Wednesday, June 16, 1999

The talks will take place in the large conference room of the Peter Wall Institute conference room, on the third floor of the University Centre. All talks will be followed by a 20 minute question and discussion period.


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Quantum theory, gravity, and topos theory

Chris Isham (Theoretical Physics Group, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine)


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Black hole evaporation and the Hawking information loss paradox

John Earman (Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh)


Lunch break


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Higher-dimensional algebra and Planck-scale physics
John Baez (Department of Mathematics, University of California at Riverside)


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How close are we to the quantum theory of space and time?

Lee Smolin (Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry, Pennsylvania State University)

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