Kurt Goedel’s Legacy: Does Future lie in the Past? Vienna, Austria

KURT GOEDEL’S LEGACY: DOES FUTURE LIE IN THE PAST?

The Kurt Goedel Society celebrates the 70th anniversary of Goedel’s
seminal publication about time travel and the 100th anniversary of the
decisive experimental verification of general relativity by organizing
a conference at the University of Vienna, Austria from July 25 until
July 27, 2019. This event will bring together the most prominent
researchers from the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy and
Artificial Intelligence.

The conference will be complemented by a special exhibition about life
and work of Kurt Goedel with emphasis on the Goedel’s solution.

The program will consist of the invited talks, contributed talks and
posters. Confirmed invited speakers include:  MARKUS ASPELMEYER, JOHN
D.BARROW, CHARLES L. BENNETT, DAVID BENNETT, GEORGE F.R. ELLIS,
JULIET FLOYD, GEORG GOTTLOB, JAN VON PLATO, WOLFGANG SCHLEICH, MARIKA TAYLOR, TOBY WALSH,  RAINER WEISS AND PALLE YOURGRAU.
DANA SCOTT is the Honorary Chair of the Conference.

Important Dates (submission  and registration through the web site of the conference):

May 15 , 2019: Submission deadline for contributed talks and posters

May  25, 2019: Notification

June 1, 2019: Early registration deadline

July 25-27, 2019: Conference

Observers in Quantum Gravity, Rome, Italy

The notion of observer, which is quite a nuanced concept in quantum mechanics and in GR taken separately, can be expected to take a new meaning at the crossroads of those two theories, whatever the correct quantum theory of gravity will be.
We will gather a handful of experts in Quantum Foundations, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Gravity and Philosophy of Physics, to discuss different aspects of the notion of observer, with an open mind regarding the particular framework or approach that each of us is pursuing, and trying to keep a focus on the conceptual and cross-disciplinary aspects.