CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Conference Program


Time: Monday, 24 August — Saturday, 29 August, 2015

Venue: Kollegiesalen Conference Room, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
(See directions).


MONDAY, 24 August
10.45 – 11.00 Welcome Remarks P. Gudmundsson, KTH Chancellor;
A. Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm University Chancellor;
C. L. Folt, UNC Chancellor;
K. Freese, Nordita Director;
L. Mersini-Houghton, UNC, Organizer of the Conference
11.00 – 11.45 "Backreaction and Conformal Symmetry" G. 't Hooft
11.45 - 12.45 Discussion Session and Coffee
12.45 – 14.15 Lunch at Canteen
14.15 – 15.00 "Backreaction of Hawking Radiation and Singularities" L. Mersini-Houghton
15.00 – 16.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
16.00 – 16.45 "Physical interpretation of the semi-classical energy-momentum tensor in a Schwarzschild background" J. Bardeen
16.45 – 17.45 Discussion Session and Coffee
19.00 Public Lecture by S. Hawking "Quantum Black Holes", at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre (directions).
TUESDAY, 25 August
11.00 – 11.45 "The Information Paradox" S. Hawking
11.45 – 12.45 Discussion Session and Coffee
12.45 – 14.15 Lunch at Canteen
14.15 - 15.00 "Black Hole Memory" M. J. Perry
15.00 – 16.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
16.00 – 16.40 "Black to White Hole Tunnelling: Before or After Hawking Radiation?" C. Rovelli
16.40 – 17.10 "A new Quantum Black Hole Phenomenology" F. Vidotto
17.10 – 18.10 Discussion Session and Coffee
WEDNESDAY, 26 August
11.00 – 11.45 "Black Holes as Open Quantum Systems" C. Kiefer
11.45 - 12.45 Discussion Session and Coffee
12.45 - 14.15 Lunch at Canteen
14.15 - 15.00 "Particle Creation from vacuum in gravitational expansion and collapse" L. Parker
15.00 - 16.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
16.00 - 16.45 "Gravitational Condensate Stars or What's the (Quantum) Matter with Black Holes?" E. Mottola
16.45 – 17.45 Discussion Session and Coffee
19.30 Conference Banquet and Concert at the Gold Foyer of the Royal Opera (directions).
THURSDAY, 27 August
11.00 – 11.45 "Did the chicken survive the firewall" J. Louko
11.45 – 12.00 Discussion Session
10.00 – 12.45 "TBA" B. F. Whiting
12.45 – 13.15 Discussion Session
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch at Canteen
14.15 – 15.00 "Gravity = (Yang-Mills)^2" M. Duff
15.00 – 16.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
16.00 – 16.45 "Black holes and other solutions in higher derivative gravity" K. Stelle
16.45 – 18.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
FRIDAY, 28 August
11.00 - 11.45 "Quantum Damping or Decoherence: Lessons from Molecules,  Neutrinos, and Quantum Logic Devices" L. Stodolsky
11.45 – 12.45 Discussion Session and Coffee
12.45 – 14.15 Lunch at Canteen
14.15 – 15.00 "Puzzle Pieces: Do any fit?" Ch. Misner
15.00 – 16.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
16.00 – 16.45 "The Generalised Second Law and the unity of physics" F. Dowker
16.45 – 18.00 Discussion Session and Coffee
SATURDAY, 29 August
11.00 – 12.00 Group Discussion: Summary of Results and Open Questions
12.00 – 12.30 Status Report S. Hawking [TBC]
12.30 – 13.00 Conclusions P. Davies

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