Program

The Nature of Entropy II: Arrow of Time

The following is a tentative program and not final:

Monday, August 1
16:00Welcome and Registration
18:00Dinner
20:00[Opening Lecture] Tim Maudlin: On the Passing of Time
Tuesday, August 2
09:00Ward Struyve: Time-Reversal Invariance
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Jean Bricmont: Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamic Irreversibility
12:30Lunch
14:00Meet the Speakers
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Stefan Teufel: Boltzmann Entropy in Quantum Mechanics
18:00Dinner
20:00David Albert: The Past Hypothesis
Wednesday, August 3
09:00Barry Loewer: Free Will / Can we Influence the Past?
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Peter Pickl: The Boltzmann Equation
12:30Lunch
15:00Free Afternoon
19:00Conference BBQ
Thursday, August 4
09:00Cristian Lopez: Primitive Change and the Direction of Time
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Jenann Ismael: Phenomenology of Time
12:30Lunch
14:00Tim Koslowski: Introduction to Shape Dynamics
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Nino Zanghì and Sheldon Goldstein: Relativity without Relativity
18:00Dinner
20:00Julian Barbour: Complexity as Time
Friday, August 5
09:00Mario Hubert & Chip Sebens: Absorbing the Arrow of Electromagnetic Radiation
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Dirk Deckert: Wheeler-Feynman Electrodynamics
12:30Lunch
14:00Saakshi Dulani: The Cosmological Arrow of Time
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Student Presentation
18:00Dinner
20:00Roundtable Discussion: The Ontology of Time
(Barbour, Ismael, Loewer, Maudlin. Chair: Lazarovici)
Saturday, August 6
10:00Departure