SUNDAY, 5th July

9:00 – 9:20    Welcome (Kemeny 008, Mathematics Department)

9:20-10:00    John Preskill (Caltech) Is spacetime a quantum error-correcting code?

10:00-10:40  Robert Mann (U. Waterloo) Gravity as a quantum simulation

10:40-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-11:40  Jorma Louko (U. Nottingham) Did the chicken survive the firewall?

11:40-12:20  Raúl Carballo (IAA-CSIC, Granada) Where does the physics of extreme gravitational collapse reside?

12:20-14:00  Lunch break (1953 Commons)

14:00-14:40  Fay Dowker (Imperial College) The path integral approach to quantum mechanics and a quantum “Fine trio’’

14:40-15:20  Achim Kempf (U. Waterloo) What if spacetime has finite bandwidth?

15:20-15:40  Coffee break

15:40-16:20  Angelo Bassi (U. Trieste) Gravity and collapse of the wave function

16:20-17:00  Larry Ford (Tufts U.) Decoherence induced by long wavelength gravitons

17:00-17:20  Andrzej Dragan (U. Warsaw) The effect of gravity on Gaussian states

17:20-17:40  Igor Pikovski (CFA-Harvard) Universal decoherence due to gravitational time dilation

19:00-           Banquet (Hayward Ballroom, Hanover Inn)

MONDAY, 6th July

9:00-9:40      Jeff Steinhauer (Technion) Observation of self-amplifying Hawking radiation in an analog black hole laser

9:40-10:20    Chris Wilson (U. Waterloo) Exploring the vacuum with superconducting circuits

10:20-10:40  Paulina Corona (U. Waterloo) TBA

10:40-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-11:40  Paul Alsing (AFRL-Rome NY) Page information and entanglement in black hole particle production/evaporation modeled as parametric down conversion with a depleted pump

11:40-12:00  Aida Ahmadzadegan (U. Waterloo) Can the Unruh effect be amplified?

12:00-12:20  Alexander Smith (U. Waterloo) Spacetime topology and quantum field theory

12:20-14:00  Lunch break (1953 Commons)

14:00-14:40  Shih-Yuin Lin (National Changhua U.) Dynamics of detectors in an Einstein cylinder

14:40-15:20  Eduardo Martin-Martinez (U. Waterloo) Cosmology, warp drives and relativistic quantum communication

15:20-15:40  Coffee break

15:40-16:20  Nicolas Menicucci (U. Sydney) TBA

16:20-16:40  Yu Shi (Fudan U.) Life and death of entanglement of qubits that detect the Unruh effect

16:40-17:00  Robert Jonsson (U. Waterloo) Communication between accelerated Unruh-DeWitt detectors

17:00-17:20  Keith Ng (U. Waterloo) Particle detectors in (curved) space: the equivalence principle and quantum field theory

17:20-17:40  Wilson Brenna (U. Waterloo) The anti-Unruh effect

TUESDAY, 7th July

9:00-9:40      Daniel Terno (Macquarie U.) Relativistic quantum information in a non-sci-fi setting

9:40-10:20    Caslav Brukner (U. Vienna) Gravitational interaction of quantum clocks

10:20-10:40  Krzysztof Lorek (U. Warsaw) Ideal clocks – a convenient fiction

10:40-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-11:40  Charis Anastopoulos (U. Patras) Towards a general theory for relativistic quantum measurements

11:40-12:00  James Van Meter (U. C. Boulder) Locally covariant approach to relativistic quantum metrology

12:20-14:00  Lunch break (1953 Commons)

14:00-14:40  Benni Reznik (Tel Aviv U.) Remote state preparation in relativistic quantum field theory

14:40-15:00  Nicolai Friis (U. Innsbruck) Heisenberg scaling in relativistic quantum metrology

15:00-15:20  Daiqin Su (U. Queensland) Space-time diamonds

15:20-15:40  Coffee break

15:40-16:00  Magdalena Zych (U. Queensland) Bell inequalities for temporal order of events

15:00-16:20  Fabio Costa (U. Queensland) Witnessing causal separability

19:00-20:00  Public Lecture (Wilder 104, Physics Department)

John Preskill (Caltech) Quantum computing and the entanglement frontier


9:00-9:20      Ian Durham (St. Anselm College) Quantum reference frames for CPT inversion symmetry

9:20-10:00    Adrian Kent (Cambridge U.) Relativistic quantum tasks

10:00-10:40  Masahiro Hotta (Tohoku U.) The fall of the black hole firewall: natural nonmaximal entanglement for the Page curve

10:40-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-11:40  John Donoghue (U. Mass Amherst) The effective field theory of quantum general relativity

11:40-12:20   Bill Unruh (U. British Columbia) Partners

12:20-14:00   Lunch break (1953 Commons)

14:00-            Hike





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