Online Workshop: Shape Dynamics – Achievements & Perspectives in Relational Physics
30 September & 1 October 2021
Shape Dynamics is a framework for formulating physical theories relationally, without reference to absolute space and time. Based on philosophical ideas of Leibniz and Mach, it was introduced by Barbour and Bertotti in 1982 and has since given rise to new approaches to classical, general relativistic, and quantum physics.
The workshop will feature many of the leading researchers in this field and present recent results that offer new perspectives on gravity, spacetime singularities, typicality, the arrow of time, and even quantum gravity.