Program

The Nature of Entropy II: Arrow of Time

Monday 20 July
17:00Welcome and Registration
18:30Dinner
20:00[Opening Lecture] Tim Maudlin: On the Passing of Time
Tues. 21 July
09:00Ward Struyve: Time-Reversal Invariance
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Jean Brimont: Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamic Irreversibility
12:30Lunch
14:00[Tutorial] Peter Pickl: The Boltzmann Equation
15:30Coffee Break
16:00David Albert: Reductionism (Asymmetry of Influence and Records)
18:30Dinner
20:00Shelly Goldstein: The Easy and the Hard Problem of Irreversibility
Wed. 22 July
09:00Paula Reichert and Dustin Lazarovici: Arrow of Time without a Past Hypothesis
10:30Coffee Break
11:00[Discussion] The Metaphysics of Time and Laws (Loewer, Maudlin)
12:30Lunch
14:00Free Afternoon
  
18:30Barbeque
Thurs. 23 July
09:00Michael Esfeld: Leibnizian Relationalism
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Tim Koslowski: Shape Space and Relational Time
12:30Lunch
14:00Nino Zanghì: Relativity without Relativity
15:30Coffee Break
16:00[Tutorial] Relational Mechanics
18:30Dinner
20:00Julian Barbour: Gravitational Arrow of Time
Fri. 24 July
09:00[Discussion] Determinism, Time, and Free Will (Loewer, Ismael)
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Karen Crowther: Emergence of Time in Quantum Gravity
12:30Lunch
14:00Jenann Ismael: Phenomenology of Time
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Student Presentations
  
18:30Dinner
20:00Roundtable Discussion: The Ontology of Time
 (Albert, Esfeld, Maudlin, Ismael, Dürr. Chair: Lazarovici)
Sat. 25 July
10:00Departure