The Semi-Classical Einstein Equation: Numerical and Analytical Challenges, Dublin, Ireland

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Date:  2019-09-12  -  2019-09-13

Location:  Dublin, Ireland

We are pleased to announce a two-day meeting on “The Semi-Classical Einstein Equation: Numerical and Analytical Challenges” to be held on 12 and 13 September 2019 at Dublin City University (IRE).

Registration is open until 10 September 2019 on the meeting’s website, .

Einstein’s Equation is the corner stone of General Relativity, but in the presence of quantum matter it must be modified to make sense. Although the description of gravity as a quantum phenomenon remains very problematic, there is a wide consensus that any theory of quantum gravity should admit a semi-classical limit, where the dynamics is described by the Semi-Classical Einstein Equation (SCEE). Unfortunately this equation is fraught with mathematical difficulties and even the most basic questions about the existence and uniqueness of solutions are difficult to answer, let alone what those solutions might look like.

The purpose of this two-day meeting is to bring together experts in relevant numerical and analytical methods, in order to discuss the state of the art and future prospects for solving the Semi-Classical Einstein Equation. A public lecture by Chris Fewster (University of York) will showcase some topics closely related to the theme of the meeting.

Tentative list of speakers:

Leor Barack (University of Southampton)
Marc Casals (CBPF and University College Dublin)
Chris Fewster (University of York)
Markus Froeb (University of Leipzig)
Hanno Gottschalk (University of Wuppertal)
Igor Khavkine (Czech Academy of Sciences)
Nicola Pinamonti (University of Genoa)
Noa Zilberman (Technion)

Ko Sanders (Dublin City University)
Peter Taylor (Dublin City University)

This meeting is funded by the Irish Research Council.