Program – The Nature of Entropy I

The program is not final and can be subject to changes.

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: Entropy in 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 (Valia Allori, Lazarovici)
  Tutorial: The role of typicality in probabilistic reasoning (Paula Reichert, Anne Froemel)
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
  Tutorial: Entropy in quantum mechanics (Tilloy)
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Julian Barbour: Gravitational arrow of time
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
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Antoine Tilloy: The uses and abuses of entropy in physics
12:30 Final Discussion
13:30 Lunch