Program

All video recordings of the RQI-N 2018 talks are now online.

RQI-N2018 will feature invited talks of 30min, complemented by contributed talks of 15min and plenty of time for discussions. There will be also a poster session and a related poster flash session in which participants will have 90 seconds to focus the attention on  their poster’s topic. Finally, a panel session, held by renowned experts of RQI, will discuss the future of the field, with a specific emphasis on present and future research lines.

You can download the full program as PDF here, and the abstracts of all the contributions here.

Monday, 24th September 2018

  • 8.15-8.50
    Registration

  • 8.50-9.00
    Opening

  • 9.00-9.30
    A. Eichorn
    Towards an understanding of the quantum-gravity matter interplay

  • 9.30-10.00
    S. Liberati
    Quantum gravity phenomenology: an overview

  • 10.00-10.30
    W. Unruh
    TBA

  • 10.30-11.00
    Coffee Break

  • 11.00-10.30
    Discussion

  • 11.30-12.00
    Jose de Ramón:
    The Unruh effect without thermality
    Alexander Smith: Quantizing time: Interacting clocks and systems

  • 12:00-14:00
    Lunch

  • 14.00-14.30
    R. Sorkin
    Why should (and why can) the path integral serve as the basis for quantum theory and quantum gravity?

  • 14.30-15.00
    Contributed Talks
    Marco Letizia: Algebraic aspects of quantum fields in causal sets and entanglement entropy
    Valentina Baccetti: Information loss paradox: General features of evaporating shell collapse,
    and considerations of the semiclassical Einstein equation approach.

  • 15.00-15.30
    D. Greenberger (tbc)
    The case for Mass and Proper Time as Dynamical Variables

  • 15.30-16.00
    Discussion

  • 16.00-17.00
    Flash Talks

  • 17.00-18.30
    Poster Session with Coffee

  • 18.30-19.00
    RQI committee meeting

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

  • 9.00-9.30
    A. Abele
    TBA

  • 9.30-10.00
    Contributed Talks

    Dennis Raetzel: Optical resonators in curved spacetime
    Tobias Westphal: TBA

  • 10.00-10.30
    S. Weinfurtner
    Analogue gravity experiments in Nottingham

  • 10.30-11.00
    Coffee Break

  • 11.00-10.30
    R. Ursin
    Quantum optics experiment in a relativistic environment

  • 11.30-12.00
    Discussion

  • 12.00-14.00
    Lunch

  • 14.00-14.30
    Contributed Talks
    Sofia Qvarfort: Gravimetry through non-linear optomechanics
    Fabienne Schneider: The gravitational field of a laser beam

  • 14.30-15.00
    R. Schützhold

    Interaction of a Bose-Einstein condensate with a gravitational wave
  • 15.00-15.30
    F. Costa
    Algebraic Quantum Fields with Quantum Causal Structure

  • 15.30-16.00
    T. Osborne
    Locality and tensor network models for spacetime

  • 16.00-16.30
    M. Martin-Benito
    Decoupling energy from entropy

  • 16.30-17.00
    Coffee Break

  • 17.00-18.30
    Contributed Talks
    Igor Pikovski: Gravitational coupling to composite quantum systems
    Nitica Sakharwade A toy model for quantum causality in finite topological spaces
    Aida Ahmadzadegan: Exploring the boundaries of multipartite quantum communication
    Allison Sachs: Entanglement Harvesting with Bosons and Fermions: is entanglement
    divergent?

Wednesday, 26th September 2018

  • 9.00-9.30
    R. Wald
    Quantum Superposition of Massive Objects and the Quantization of Gravity

  • 9.30-10.00
    S. Bose
    Probing the Quantum Coherent Behaviour of Gravity

  • 10.00-10.30
    M. Blencowe
    Gravitational Decoherence

  • 10.30-11.00
    Coffee Break

  • 11.00-11.30
    G. Amelino-Camelia

    The different notions of observer used in quantum theory and in relativity

  • 11.30-12.00
    M. Zych

    Relativity of quantum superpositions

  • 12.00-14.00
    Lunch

  • 14.00-14.30
    Discussion

  • 14.30-16.30
    Panel Future RQI

    B.L. Hu
    J. Leon
    R. Mann
    A. Kempf
    E. Martin-Martinez

  • 16.30-17.00
    Coffee Break

  • 17.00-17.30
    Contributed Talks
    Nadine Stritzelberger:
    Towards a diffeomorphism-invariant formulation of gravity
    Flaminia Giacomini: Quantum mechanics and the covariance of physical laws in quantum
    reference frames

  • 17.30-18.00
    L. Hardy
    TBA

  • 20.00
    Conference Dinner at Mayer am Pfarrplatz

Thursday, 27th September 2018

  • 9.00-9.30
    M. Kasevich
    TBA
  • 9.30-10.00
    Contributed Talks

    Jason Pie: Lorentz-Covariant Generalised Uncertainty Principles
    Maria Eftychia Papageorgiou: Impact of relativity on localizability and vacuum entanglement

  • 10.00-10.30
    Coffee Break

  • 10.30-11.00
    A. Kent
    Quantum Summoning: Theory and Applications

  • 11.00-11.30
    P. Alsing
    A Quantum Optical Model for Unitary Black Hole Evaporation without Firewalls

  • 11.30-12.00
    T. Ralph
    RQI and Quantum Interpretations

  • 12.00-12.30
    Discussion
  • 12.30-13.00
    Closing: J. Louko