2nd International Conference on Quantum, Classical, and Relativistic Causality, Waterloo, Canada

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Date:  2024-09-16  -  2024-09-20

Location:  Waterloo, Canada

Causalworlds 2024: The 2nd International Conference on Quantum, Classical, and Relativistic Causality

Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
16-20 September 2024

Understanding causality is fundamental to science and inspires wide-ranging applications, yet there are several distinct notions of causation. Recently, there have been important developments on the role of causality in quantum physics, relativistic physics and their interplay. These have unearthed a plethora of fascinating open questions regarding the nature of causation, emergence of space-time structure and the limits of quantum information processing. At the same time, causal reasoning has become an important tool in machine learning and statistics, with applications ranging from big data to healthcare. This conference brings together experts from different areas of physics working on questions related to causality, as well as selected researchers who bridge the gap between fundamental research and current industrial applications. The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for cross-pollination of these ideas through scientific exchange between these communities. The conference will focus on the following facets of causality:

Quantum and classical causal inference
Indefinite causal order and quantum reference frames
Causality in quantum field theory and quantum gravity
Experiments and applications of causality

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 31 May 2024
Paper notification: mid June 2024
Registration deadline: late August 2024
Conference: 16-20 September 2024

Submissions Guidelines
Prospective speakers can submit a paper for a talk and/or a poster. Submissions for a talk will automatically be considered for a poster if not accepted for a talk.

The conference website www.causalworlds.ca is now open for submissions:

Talk: Submission will consist of (1) a 1-3 page summary, and (2) optionally a link to the full paper (published/preprint) or a draft of the manuscript.
Poster. Submission will consist of a short abstract.

Invited Speakers

Jessica Bavaresco (University of Geneva)
Cyril Branciard (CNRS, University Grenoble Alpes)
Rafael Chaves (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte)
Giulio Chiribella (The University of Hong Kong)
Doreen Fraser (University of Waterloo)
Anne-Catherine de la Hamette (IQOQI Vienna)
Ciaran Lee (Spotify)
Tein van der Lugt (University of Oxford)
Joris M. Mooij (University of Amsterdam)
Mio Murao (University of Tokyo)
Alejandro Pozas-Kerstjens (University of Geneva)
Renato Renner (ETH Zuerich)
Thomas Richardson (University of Washington)
Sally Shrapnel (The University of Queensland)
Sumati Surya (Raman Research Institute)
Rainer Verch (University of Leipzig)

Programme Committee
V Vilasini (ETH Zuerich and Inria, University Grenoble Alpes) (PC Chair)
Alastair Abbott (Inria, University Grenoble Alpes)
Caslav Brukner (IQOQI Vienna and University of Vienna)
Eric Cavalcanti (Griffith University)
Chris Fewster (University of York)
Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute)
Hler Kristjansson (Perimeter Institute and IQC and Universite’ de Montreal)
Giulia Rubino (University of Bristol)
Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Jacopo Surace (Perimeter Institute)
Elie Wolfe (Perimeter Institute)

Organising Committee
Hler Kristjansson (Perimeter Institute and IQC and Universite’ de Montreal)
V Vilasini (ETH Zuerich and Inria, University Grenoble Alpes)
Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute)
Elie Wolfe (Perimeter Institute)
Jacopo Surace (Perimeter Institute)

Perimeter Institute
PI Causal Inference Initiative
QISS Consortium

A limited amount of travel funding will be available for students who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference.