Program – The Nature of Entropy I

Monday 22 July
17:00 Welcome and Registration
18:30 Dinner
20:00 John Norton: The Impossible Process: Thermodynamic Reversibility
   
Tuesday 23 July
09:00 Katie Robertson: In search of the holy grail: how to reduce the second law of thermodynamics
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Jean Bricmont: Boltzmann’s Explanation of Irreversibility
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Tim Maudlin: Shannon Entropy
15:30 Coffee Break
16:30 Tutorial: Statistical Mechanics – Boltzmann vs. Gibbs (Allori, Lazarovici)
  Tutorial: The role of typicality in probabilistic reasoning (Reichert)
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Barry Loewer: The Mentaculus Vision
   
Wednesday 24 July
09:00 Anna Marmodoro: Potentiality, structure, and the possibility of entropy in an Aristotelian system
(Introduction: Michael Esfeld)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Daniel von Wachter: Laws of Nature without Regularities of Succession
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Free Afternoon
18:30 Barbeque
   
Thursday 25 July
09:00 Hans Westman: Quantum Statistics
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Sheldon Goldstein: Relational Mechanics, classical and quantum
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Nino Zanghì: Relational Mechanics and Relativity
15:30 Coffee Break
16:30 Tutorial: Relational mechanics (Tokasi)
  Tutorial: Entropy in quantum mechanics (Tilloy)
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Julian Barbour: A Gravitational Arrow of Time and New Entropy Concept
   
Friday 26 July
09:00 Daniel Sudarsky: Essential tools for Black Hole Physics: ADM, Horizons and all that
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Aron Wall: The Generalized Second Law
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Erik Curiel: What Is Black Hole Entropy?
15:30 Coffee Break
16:30 Discussion Group: Typicality and Probability (Goldstein, Loewer. Chair: Valia Allori)
  Discussion Group: Information Loss Paradox (Maudlin, Wall, Curiel. Chair: Sudarsky) 
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Roundtable Discussion: Metaphysics of Cosmology – Beyond Naturalism?
(Wall, von Wachter, Esfeld, Loewer. Chair: Dustin Lazarovici)
   
Saturday 27 July
09:00 Student Presentations
  • Alessio Squarcini: “Entropic forces – Exact results”
  • Eugene Chua: “Does Von Neumann’s Entropy Correspond to Thermodynamic Entropy?”
  • Andrés Ilcic: “What is information, that we should be mindful of it?”
  • Ricardo Muciño Gómez: “Why Rovelli’s world cannot be our world.”
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Antoine Tilloy: How many degrees of freedom does nature exploit?
13:00 Final Discussion
13:30 Lunch