WORKSHOP ON CANONICAL & QUANTUM GRAVITY III
and
Ted Newman's 70th birthday
June 7-19, 2001, Banach Center,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland




  PROGRAM, INFORMATION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
 

COMMITTEES:
    Scientific: Abhay Ashtekar
    Organizing: Jacek Jezierski, Jerzy Kijowski, Jerzy Lewandowski

Ted Newman's  Day:
    Iwo Białynicki-Birula (chairman), Stanisław Bażański, Marek Demiański,
    Jerzy Lewandowski, Jerzy Kijowski, Paweł Nurowski, Jacek Tafel, Andrzej Trautman

Sponsors:  Banach Center of  the Polish Academy of Sciences
 

The Workshops on Canonical and Quantum Gravity are organized in Warsaw by the Banach Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  Our goal is to stimulate discussion between physicists and mathematicians, especially in those domains, where concepts of differential geometry begin to influence our understanding of the quantum nature of the Universe. The first part of the coming Workshop entitled  Light-Cone Structure of Spacetime will be more "classical" and the second part, Quantum Geometry,  definitely  "quantum". But the distinction between them will not be very sharp.  The organizers would like to have substantial overlaps between the two parts, an important example being the BH entropy. One day will be devoted to celebration of  Ted Newman's 70th birthday.
PROGRAM
June 7-12
Light-Cone Structure of Spacetime: black holes, isolated horizons, null surface formulation of gravity, scri, critical phenomena, approach to singularity

 
June 12
Celebration of  Ted Newman's 70th birthday

 
June 13-19
Quantum Geometry: quantum geometry and the loop quantization of gravity, spin-foams, state sum models, dynamical triangulations, semiclassical states, approximation methods, isolated horizon entropy
Invited Speakers:
Abhay Ashtekar, Jan Ambjorn*, John Baez*, John W. Barrett, Ingemar Bengtsson, Piotr Bizoń, Robert Beig*, Piotr Chru¶ciel, Maciej Dunajski, Juergen Ehlers*, Joerg Frauendiener, Klaus Fredenhagen, Helmut Friedrich*, Laurent Freidel, Simonetta Frittelli, Krzysztof Gawędzki*, Rodolfo Gambini, Joshua Goldberg*, Peter Hajiček, Jonathan Halliwell, Jim Hartle*, Marc Henneaux, Chris Isham*, Jerzy Jurkiewicz, Gerald Kaiser, Claus Kiefer*, Carlos Kozameh*, Kirill Krasnov, Karel Kuchar*, Renate Loll, Jorma Louko*, Fotini Markopoulou Kalamara, Lionel J. Mason, Jose Mourao, Krzysztof Meissner, Ted Newman, Paweł Nurowski, Jacek Pawełczyk, Roger Penrose, Alejandro Perez, Jorge Pullin, Istvan Racz, Michael Reisenberger, Alan Rendall*, David C. Robinson*, Carlo Rovelli, Gerd Rudolph, Lee Smolin, Laszlo Szabados, Bernd Schmidt*, Helmut Urbantke, Jacek Tafel, Thomas Thiemann, Madhavan Varadarajan, Alejandro Zapata
     * Not confirmed
 

Other links: CFT, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland