Gravity: Past, Present, and Future

Talk Titles and Abstracts

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Preliminary Schedule

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Friday, September 1

Location: Main Library (Irving K. Barber) Room 182

8:45 --- Welcome and Introduction
9:00 A. Ashtekar Advances in General Relativity and Gravitation: A Broad Perspective Slides
9:40 P. Stamp Overview of the Gravity Archive Project Slides
10:15 --- Coffee
10:30 G. Ellis Gravitational Theory and Cosmology: Past, Present, and Future Slides
11:10 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
12:10 --- LUNCH
14:00 J. Norton Einstein's Zurich Notebook Slides
14:30 W. Unruh Black Hole Horizons and Universal Coordinates Slides
15:00 ---- Coffee
15:15 C. Misner My 'Assists' in Some Discoveries Slides
15:35 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
16:10 M. Wright The Archive Trust for Research: An Overview
16:40 C. Wong Insights on Examples of Archive Functionality for Research, Public Access, and Education
17:10 --- DISCUSSION and WRAP-UP
17:45 --- END OF SESSION
--- --- DINNER BREAK
19:30 M. Rees PUBLIC LECTURE: From Mars to the Multiverse Slides
Location: Hebb Main Lecture Theatre (Room 100)

Saturday, September 2

Location: Main Library (Irving K. Barber) Room 302 (Dodson Room)

8:45 H. Brown How Einstein Came to Employ the Action-Reaction Principle in Justifying General Relativity Slides
9:15 J. Weatherall Motion of Small Bodies in Space-Time Slides
10:15 --- Coffee
10:30 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
11:00 J. Goldberg Syracuse and Beyond Slides(1/2)Slides(2/2)
11:30 W. Rindler Some Remarks on Horizons in Friedmann Models Slides
12:00 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
12:30 --- LUNCH
14:00 R. Penrose Conformal Boundaries: Old Ideas and New Developments
14:40 T. Newman Almost Light-Cones and Applications Slides
15:10 --- Coffee
15:20 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
16:00 J. Hartle The Impact of Cosmology on Quantum Mechanics Slides
16:40 A. Barvinsky Gravity: Past, Present, Future, from East to West Slides
17:20 --- DISCUSSION and WRAP-UP
18:00 --- END OF SESSION
19:00 --- CONFERENCE BANQUET

Sunday, September 3

Location: Main Library (Irving K. Barber) Room 302 (Dodson Room)

9:00 C. Rovelli Quantum Gravity: Past, Present, and Future Slides
9:40 M. Duff Five Decades of the Gravitational Weyl Anomaly Slides
10:15 --- Coffee
10:30 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
11:10 S. Fulling Is There a Cosmological Casimir Effect? On the Reality of Vacuum Energy Slides
11:40 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
12:10 --- LUNCH
14:00 R. Wald Information Loss in Black Hole Evaporation
14:30 J. Bardeen Hawking Radiation and Information Loss - Insights from the Semi-Classical Stress-Energy Tensor Slides
15:00 --- DISCUSSION SESSION
15:30 --- Coffee
15:45 G. Semenoff Soft Quantum Gravity Slides
16:25 C. Misner Thematic Analysis in BH Theory Development Slides
16:45 --- DISCUSSION and WRAP-UP
17:45 --- END OF SESSION

Monday, September 4

Location: Main Library (Irving K. Barber) Room 302 (Dodson Room)

9:00 D. Lehmkuhl Towards a History of Binary Fields: LIGO and Numerical Relativity Slides
9:30 G. Hinshaw The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)
10:00 R. Kerr The Kerr Solution Slides
10:30 --- Coffee
10:45 --- DISCUSSION SESSION and CONFERENCE CONCLUSION
12:00 --- END OF MEETING

A Note on Locations:

All 3 locations - the 2 library rooms in the Irving K. Barber learning centre, and the Hebb theatre - are within 100 metres of each other. They are in the very centre of campus, and the Hennings building (Physics and Astronomy) is located between the Main Library and the Hebb theatre. Please look at your maps to verify this.

We will attempt to signpost the location of the rooms in the library. If you do get lost, look for any sign which has the PiTP logo on it - seen at the bottom of this page.