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Hans-Thomas Elze wrote on Mar. 3, 2010 @ 11:10 GMT
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

we are glad to announce the 5th meeting in the series

of DICE workshops and hope very much to see you there,

as well as your colleagues that may be interested:

This year's DICE2010



will take place at Castello Pasquini,

Castiglioncello (Tuscany), September 13-17.

The website of the conference is available here:

where further information on speakers, topics, etc.

can be found and will be updated from time to time.

For the organizers,

with best regards,

Hans-Thomas Elze

- L Diosi (Budapest)

- H-T Elze (Pisa)

- L Fronzoni (Pisa)

- J Halliwell (London)

- G Vitiello (Salerno)


H-T Elze

Dipartimento di Fisica "Enrico Fermi"

Universita di Pisa

Largo Pontecorvo 3

I-56127 Pisa, Italia

Tel 0039-050 2214 894


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Ryan05 replied on Mar. 5, 2010 @ 08:41 GMT
Great information about the upcoming conferences and events. I always prefer attending Computing conferences. Recently heard much about cloud computing conference. So planned to attend the 2nd Annual Virtual Conference which is going to be hosted online March 23-25, 2010 by Cloudslam10 team

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Mar. 20, 2010 @ 00:20 GMT
The Eleventh Frontiers of Fundamental Physics Symposium

FFP11 will be in Paris, France July 6th through 9th, 2010, and it promises to be a memorable event.

The Symposium develops around five themes:

* 1. Big Bang Cosmology / Dark Energy

* 2. Dark Matter/Astroparticles

* 3. Particle physics and Fundamental Interactions

* 4. From Entanglement to Quantum Information and Quantum Gas

* 5. Epistemology, History of Physics

Several of Modern Physics' great thinkers will be presenting, including several FQXi members. The roster includes Paul Steinhardt, Joseph Silk, Anton Zeilinger, Gerard 't Hooft, and Roger Penrose.

Details can be found at the FFP11 web-site -

I am planning to be there as well, because this is one event not to be missed. I was at FFP10, and that was wonderful. I hope to see some of you, in Paris for FFP11.

All the Best,


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Social Trends Institute wrote on May. 10, 2010 @ 07:41 GMT
Is Science Compatible With Our Desire for Freedom? -- Experts Meeting hosted by the Social Trends Institute in Barcelona, Spain, May 13-15, 2010.

When faced with a conflict between human freedom and a deterministic neuroscience, two rational positions are possible: either human freedom is an illusion, or deterministic neuroscience is not the last word about the brain and will eventually be superseded by a neuroscience admitting processes not completely determined by the past. Accordingly, this Experts Meeting aims to investigate whether it is possible to have a science in which there is room for human freedom, and in particular whether today's quantum physics might offer an appropriate framework for this purpose.

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Anonymous replied on May. 10, 2010 @ 07:44 GMT
See conference website for speakers, paper topics and updates:

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Social Trends Institute wrote on Oct. 26, 2010 @ 11:49 GMT
Is Science Compatible with Our Desire for Freedom?

A distinguished group of neuroscientists, physicists and philosophers will gather in Barcelona from October 28-30, 2010 to explore whether a science in which there is room for human freedom is possible. The conflict between human freedom and a deterministic neuroscience can lead us to conclude either that human freedom is an illusion, or that such science is not the last word about the brain and must eventually be superseded by a neuroscience that admits processes not completely determined by the past. Might today's quantum physics be the key to resolving this apparent conflcit?

See conference website for speakers and paper abstracts.

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Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 04:21 GMT
Proceedings of a conference on New Trends in Quantum Computation is posted at

PDF and video files are attached to the program.

It is a review of quantum information for 2010

(via Vladimir Korepin)

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Zeeya wrote on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 04:22 GMT
A conference on 75 years of quantum entanglement will be organized in Kolkata

(via Vladimir Korepin)

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Zeeya wrote on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 04:23 GMT
(via Alexei Grinbaum)

Séminaires LARSIM en décembre 2010

10 décembre à 11h au LARSIM (CEA-Orme des Merisiers, bât. 774, salle 50)

Miklos Rédei (LSE) "Is algebraic relativistic quantum field theory causally complete?"

15 décembre à 11h au LARSIM (CEA-Orme des Merisiers, bât. 774, salle 50)

Huw Price (University of Sydney) "New Slant on...

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 04:32 GMT
Via Andrei Khrennikov:

FPP6 – Foundations of Probability and Physics-6

at Linnaeus University, June 13-16, 2011. Arrival June 12, departure June 17.

The Foundations of Probability and Physics-6 (FPP6) conference is arranged by ICMM, International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences, at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.

This is the 12th conference arranged by ICMM which is devoted to quantum foundations and quantum information,

especially the clarification of fundamental questions. For previous conferences, see

Conference webpage:

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 4, 2011 @ 16:44 GMT
CALL for PAPERS (Special Issue)


Quantum Correlations: entanglement and beyond


Shunlong Luo (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN)

Sabrina Maniscalco (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

Kavan Modi (National University of Singapore, SG)

G. Massimo Palma (University of Palermo, IT)

Matteo G. A. Paris (University of Milano, IT)

Quantum correlations have been the subject of intensive studies in the

last two decades, mainly due to the general belief that they are

fundamental resources for quantum information processing and other

tasks in quantum technology. The first rigorous attempt to address the

classification of quantum correlations was put forward by Werner, who

formalized the elusive concept of quantum entanglement. More recently,

other quantities, as such quantum discord, have been proposed to

capture different aspects of the quantumness of correlations. In

parallel, several applications where quantum, classical, hybrid

correlations play a role have been suggested and implemented. Among

them we mention quantum imaging, interferometry, state engineering,

computing and entanglement-assisted quantum measurements.

This special issue is aimed to collect papers addressing both

fundamental problems and applications, thus offering to readers

comprehensive and up-to-date overview on the characterization and use

of quantum correlations. We welcome papers that address fundamental

aspects of quantum and classical correlations in discrete and

continuous variable systems, propose implementations to make

quantitative measurements of quantum correlations, or describe

experiments that exploit quantum correlations as a resource for

quantum technology.

Possible topics include, but are in no way limited to:

characterization and measurement of entanglement and quantum discord,

discrimination of classical and quantum correlations in quantum

systems, applications of quantum correlations to quantum technology,

dynamics of quantum correlations in open systems, decoherence,

metrology, error correction.

Manuscripts should be submitted to with

subject "[QCSPE] and must meet the normal refereeing standards of


LaTeX is the exceedingly preferred format, IJQI macros are available at

Deadline for submission is May 15th 2011. Publication is expected within


-- G.Massimo Palma

Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche

Università degli Studi di Palermo

via Archirafi 36

I-90123 Palermo (PA)


Tf. +39 091 238 91739

Fax. +39 091 238 60817


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Zeeya wrote on Jan. 31, 2011 @ 13:48 GMT
The 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Quantum Information Science 25-28 May 2011

Jointly Organized by

Institute of Advanced Studies @ NTU Singapore

Department of Physics, NUS

Supported by

Centre for Quantum Technologies

South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association

Institute of Physics, Singapore

Quantum Information Science is one of the most dynamic areas of inter-disciplinary research involving a wide range of scientists ranging from physicists to computer scientists to mathematicians and engineers. The fundamental observation in this field is that any computation is essentially a physical process. The current relentless drive towards increasing speed and miniaturization of computers will eventually lead the computer industry into a subatomic domain where seemingly strange quantum behavior takes over from familiar classical notions. Quantum physics offers an entirely new form of computational parallelism that will make quantum computers more powerful than conventional computers by many orders of magnitude.

The first Asia-Pacific Workshop on Quantum Information Sciences was organized for the first time in Singapore in 2001. Since then, the workshop has been held at various places in Taiwan and China. The workshop hopes to bring together scientists working in various topics of Quantum Information Sciences so that they can exchange ideas and discuss their most recent works in the field.

This workshop is part of an overall effort to develop an interdisciplinary research team in quantum information science with specific emphases on quantum simulation, quantum communication theory and quantum algorithm. This workshop will also be held in conjunction with a Festchrift for Prof Vladimir Korepin.

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Anonymous wrote on Apr. 6, 2011 @ 16:35 GMT

WORKSHOP : Quantum Physics meets TARK

Groningen, the Netherlands, Friday 15 July 2011

Workshop Goal:

The aim of this workshop is to explore the connections between traditional TARK topics and Quantum Physics. While TARK traditionally focuses on the theoretical aspects of rationality and knowledge, quantum...

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Anonymous wrote on May. 3, 2011 @ 17:40 GMT
The submission for contributed talks is now open for

DCM 2011 - 7th International Workshop on Developments of Computational Models

July 2, 2011, Zurich

Extended Deadline for Submission: May15, 2011.

Best wishes,

Elham Kashefi


Second Call for...

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FQXi Administrator Brendan Foster wrote on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 21:02 GMT
A Symposium on 'Time'

An inter-disciplinary forum on the subject of 'Time'

University of Warwick, UK

24th August , 2011

This full-day symposium brings together scholars from a broad range of disciplines, ranging from physics, complexity science, and philosophy, to performing arts, behavioural science, and psychology. It provides a forum where the participants will discuss many intricate and interrelated questions regarding the nature and structure of time.

The meeting will take place at the Seminar room MS03 in the Warwick Mathematics Institute on 24th August 2011. The programme is available here.

This symposium is open to researchers and the general public. We encourage especially the participation of postgraduate and early career researchers. We are currently accepting submissions of original literary works and artworks related to the concept of time, to be showcased on the day.

To facilitate logistical arrangements, we would like to request all intended participants to register. Registration will close after 16th August 2011, and we may not be able to guarantee space for unregistered participants.

Supported by

the Institute of Advanced Study,

the Mathematics Institute, and

Professor Elworthy's research pot.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Sep. 23, 2011 @ 16:26 GMT
Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations - 6 at Linnaeus

University, Växjö, Sweden, June 11-14, 2012. Arrival June 10,

departure June 15. webpage:

(application form will appear soon)

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Anonymous wrote on Oct. 11, 2011 @ 13:25 GMT
I would like to encourage your participation to the Focus Session "Quantum Information for Quantum Foundations", which will take place at the 2012 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, to be held at the Boston Convention Center (Boston, Massachusetts) from February 27 to March 2 2012.

The APS March Meeting is an important occasion to give visibility to our community and to...

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Anonymous wrote on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 16:15 GMT
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first successful planetary mission, Mariner 2 sent to Venus, the NASA History Program Office and the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum invite papers for a conference relating to the history of planetary exploration. This historical symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on 18-20 October 2012.

Entitled “Solar System Exploration @ 50,” the purpose of this symposium is to consider, over the more than fifty year history of the space age, what we have learned about the other bodies of the solar system and the process whereby we have learned it. This symposium seeks to pursue broader questions relating to the history of planetary

exploration such as:

-- The various flight projects and their broader implications for the exploration of other solar system bodies.

-- The development of space science disciplines and institution building.

-- The big questions of planetary science and what has been learned in the fifty years of planetary exploration.

-- The relationships of organizations/international, civil/military, etc., one to another.

-- The uneasy alliance between robotic exploration and human spaceflight.

-- Managing the space science community and setting priorities for missions, instruments, and knowledge generation.

-- The manner in which scientific knowledge has been acquired, refined, analyzed, and disseminated over time.

-- The development of theories about planetary science.

-- The development of instruments and methodologies for scientific exploration.

-- Analysis of the science of solar system origins and evolution.

Possible topics are not restricted to these major themes. All papers are envisioned as scholarly contributions exploring broad thematic issues and questions.

International scholars and graduate students seeking exposure to the history of the planetary sciences are particularly welcome. We intend that a subset of the papers will merit publication.

Proposals for papers should include a title and abstract, as well as the author’s curriculum vita. Please send all proposals, in the form of a 300 word abstract and a brief vita electronically to Dr. William P. Barry, NASA Chief Historian, at,

and Dr. Roger D. Launius, Senior Curator in Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 February 2012.

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Anonymous wrote on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 15:28 GMT
*2012 Cushing Memorial Prize—Call for Nominations*

The family, students, friends, and colleagues of Jim Cushing are pleased

once again to solicit nominations for the *James T. Cushing Prize in the

History and Philosophy of Physics*.

In recognition of Jim’s well-known role as a nurturer of new talent in the

profession, this annual prize is intended to recognize and reward the work

of younger scholars. The next winner will receive $1,000 and an invitation

to deliver a paper in the University of Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy

of Science Colloquium series during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Work is eligible by nomination only. Eligible are all papers in the history

and philosophy of physics published by a younger scholar within the three

years prior to the current call for nominations (i.e., published no earlier

than October 2008). Without defining “younger scholar,” our intention is to

favor work produced by scholars who are no more than five years or so

beyond completion of the Ph.D. or, in a comparable way, new to the fields

of the history and philosophy of physics.

Nominated work will be evaluated by a committee drawn from the members of

the Advisory Committee .

A nomination should consist of a brief description of the significance of

the nominated work and such information about the author as the nominator

might think helpful to the evaluation committee (e.g., an abbreviated

c.v.). *The deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 March 2012. *The

winner will be announced in May 2012.

Nominations will be accepted by mail, fax, and email.

*By mail:*

Cushing Memorial Prize Nominations

History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program

346 O’Shaughnessy

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556

*By fax: *574-631-7418 (“Cushing Memorial Prize Nomination” on cover sheet)

*By email: *

Please be sure to include the following information:

- The name, institutional affiliation, phone number, fax number (if

available), mailing address, and email address *for both the nominator

and the nominee*.

- A full reference to the published work (i.e., journal name, volume,

page numbers, URL or pdf if available, etc.).

For more information:

- Email:


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Zeeya wrote on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 15:37 GMT
Postdoc position in Quantum Information at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

A 2-year postdoctoral position in Quantum Information

Science is opening in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Spring 2012, in the group of Dr. Robert Raussendorf ( Possible areas of research include - but are not restricted to - models of quantum computation, foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum error-correction and quantum algorithms.

The successful candidate will be member of the Collaborative Research Group on the Mathematics of Quantum Information at the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS, PIMS has nodes at the University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University, and the Universities of Washington and British Columbia.

Applicants must hold a PhD - or be about to obtain one - in physics, mathematics or computer science. A strong research track record is required.

The following information should be provided with the application:

* CV,

* Statement of research interests,

* List of publications,

* Two representative publications.

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation.

Applications may be sent via email to


or via postal mail to:

Dr. Robert Raussendorf

University of British Columbia

Department of Physics and Astronomy

6224 Agricultural Rd.

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada.

Electronic submission is preferred. Applications will be considered starting

December 15, 2011.

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Anonymous wrote on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 15:40 GMT
The Turing Fellowships and Scholarships Competition:

The Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester will see the beginning of

the 3-year Turing Centenary Research Project - "Mind, Mechanism and

Mathematics", also funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

As part of the Alan Turing Year, proposals are invited for:

*** Five Turing Research Fellowships for researchers no more than 10 years

from the award of a PhD relevant to their proposed research, value 75,000

UK pounds each, and

*** Three Turing Scholarships for gifted younger researchers of age up to

25 years old, value 45,000 UK pounds each

over the three years. Each Award may be held at a location of the

winner's choice, and may be held as a valuable supplement to other


For further details of eligibility etc, please see the How to Apply

webpage at the Alan Turing Year website:

The Research Project will address a number of major questions related to

the Turing legacy, and are listed at the Turing Centenary Research Project


under four main headings:

1. The Mathematics of Emergence: The Mysteries of Morphogenesis

2. Possibility of Building a Brain: Intelligent Machines, Practice and


3. Nature of Information: Complexity, Randomness, Hiddenness of


4. How should we compute? New Models of Logic and Computation.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline December 16, 2011

Award Notification March 31, 2012

Award Ceremony Turing Centenary day, June 23, 2012

Commencement of the research project July 1, 2012

Completion of the research project June 30, 2015

Winners will be expected to attend the award ceremony at the Turing

Centenary Conference in Manchester, 22 - 25 June, 2012.

The members of the Competition Judging Panel are:

Samson Abramsky (Oxford)

Manindra Agrawal (Kanpur)

Eric Allender (Rutgers)

Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, Cambridge)

Rodney Downey (Wellington)

Luciano Floridi (Oxford/Hertfordshire)

Barbara Grosz (Harvard)

Stuart Kauffman (Vermont/Santa Fe)

Cris Moore (New Mexico/Santa Fe)

Gordon Plotkin (Edinburgh)

Aaron Sloman (Birmingham)

Robert I. Soare (Chicago)

The Judging Panel is Chaired by S. Barry Cooper (Leeds)


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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 5, 2012 @ 20:20 GMT
There is likely to be funding for young people -- students and postdocs -- to

attend this meeting:

Quantum Malta 2012

Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics

24 - 27 April

In parallel with - Black Holes: From Quantum To Gravity

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Anonymous wrote on Jan. 17, 2012 @ 18:06 GMT
LARSIM and QuPa joint workshops on foundations of physics

1st workshop: Foundational questions of quantum information

April 4-5, 2012 (Amphi Opale, 46 rue Barrault, Paris 13e)

Invited speakers:

Giacomo Mauro d’Ariano (University of Padova)

Caslav Brukner (University of Vienna, to be confirmed)

Oscar Dahlsten (University of Oxford)

Matthew Pusey (Imperial College London)

Robert Raussendorf (University of British Columbia)

2nd workshop: Physics and Computation

June 28-30, 2012 (Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris 5e)

Local organizer for June 29-30: Maël Pégny

With support from ANR CausaQ

Speakers will include:

Pablo Arrighi (University of Grenoble)

Scott Aaronson (MIT)

Olivier Bournez (Ecole Polytechnique)

Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)

José Felix Costa (Technical University of Lisbon)

Gilles Dowek (INRIA)

Florent Franchette (University of Paris 1)

Maël Pégny (University of Paris 1 and CEA)

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Anonymous wrote on Feb. 6, 2012 @ 17:38 GMT
Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming

Seefeld Quantum Information Workshop (1-6 July 2012),

to be held in the beautiful village of Seefeld in Tirol, Austria.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on

quantum information theory. A range of topics will be covered, such as

entanglement theory, Bell inequalities, non-locality, information

theory, quantum measurements and tomography, quantum channels, as well

as some selected topics in quantum computation. The schedule of the

workshop is such that there will be enough time for many informal

discussions. A number of prominent speakers have confirmed their

participation and we anticipate an interesting and stimulating meeting.

The workshop homepage is

The list of speakers includes (alphabetically):

Plenary speakers:

- Antonio Acin (ICFO Barcelona)

- Fernando Brandao (Belo Horizonte & CQT Singapore)

- Ignacio Cirac (MPQ Garching)

- David Gross (Freiburg)

- Richard Jozsa (Cambridge)

- Renato Renner (ETH Zurich)

- Stephanie Wehner (CQT Singapore)

- Reinhard Werner (Hannover)*

- Andreas Winter (Bristol & CQT Singapore)

- Michael Wolf (TUM Munich)

Invited speakers:

- Caslav Brukner (Vienna)

- Harry Buhrman (Amsterdam)

- John Calsamiglia (UAB Barcelona)*

- Eric Chitambar (Toronto)

- Matthias Christandl (ETH Zurich)

- Julio de Vicente (Innsbruck)

- Runyao Duan (Sydney)

- Jens Eisert (Berlin)

- Aram Harrow (Washington)

- Marek Kus (Warsaw)

- Jose Ignacio Latorre (UB Barcelona)

- Fernando Pastawski (MPQ Garching)

- David Perez-Garcia (UCM Madrid)

- Marco Piani (IQC Waterloo)*

- Robert Raussendorf (UBC Vancouver)

- Norbert Schuch (Caltech)

- Frank Verstraete (Vienna)

* To be confirmed

In addition to the invited talks, we plan to have an extensive poster

session and we strongly encourage participants to present a poster about

their current research.

For more information, please visit the workshop homepage. Registration

is now open.

Important dates:

- 23.3: Deadline for registration

- Beginning of April: Notification of acceptance

- 30.4: Deadline for payment of registration fee

- 1.7: Start of the workshop (1st Plenary talk 20:00)

- 6.7: End of the workshop (12:30)

Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested.

Best regards,

The organizers

Julio I. de Vicente, Wolfgang Dür, Barbara Kraus (University of Innsbruck)

Maarten Van den Nest (MPQ Garching)

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Anonymous wrote on Feb. 27, 2012 @ 14:09 GMT
Registration and abstract sumission for the conference

Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations-6, QTRF6,

are open, deadline April 20 (real deadline!!!),


I hope to see some of you in Växjö, South-East of Sweden,

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Zeeya wrote on Mar. 6, 2012 @ 16:47 GMT
FQXi-sponsored Time, Physics and Philosophy conference, La Jolla, CA, May 18-19 2012:


Sean Carroll

James Hartle

Owen Maroney

Huw Price

David Wallace

Erik Curiel

Jenann Ismael

Steven Savitt


David Malament

Elias Okon

Eric Winsberg

Christian Wüthrich

Conference Organizer:

Craig Callender

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Anonymous wrote on Mar. 14, 2012 @ 15:16 GMT
Dear All,

We are pleased to officially announce the workshop "London Foundations

Connection" to be held at The Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced

Study, University of London on 20th April 2012 (directions to the institute

can be found at The meeting aims

to bring together researchers on the foundations of quantum theory from

across all the institutions in London to facilitate collaboration and

training of early career researchers.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this announcement to people who

may be interested at your London-based institution by forwarding it to the

appropriate research group mailing lists and/or your colleagues, postdocs

and graduate students.

Details are as follows:



There is no fee to attend this meeting, but registration is required so

that we know how many people to cater for, since we will be providing lunch

and refreshments during the day. To register, please send an email to with your name and affiliation, and any special

dietary requirements you may have. If you have already confirmed with the

organizers that you will be attending the workshop then there is no need to

email again. The registration deadline is 30th March 2012.

Tutorial Lectures


The morning session will consist of two tutorial lectures on topics in the

foundations of quantum theory. These will be:

- Hugh Jones (Imperial College) -- An Overview of PT Quantum Mechanics

- Fay Dowker (Imperial College) -- The Path Integral Approach to Quantum


Contributed Talks


There will be 4 or 5 research talks in the afternoon and we would like to

solicit contributions for these. Appropriate topics include, but are not

limited to:

- Interpretations of quantum theory

- Philosophical foundations of quantum theory

- Quantum measurement theory

- Alternative mathematical formalisms for quantum theory

- Generalizations of quantum theory

- Axiomatic reconstructions of quantum theory

- No go theorems (e.g. Bell's theorem, Kochen Specker, etc.)

- Quantum foundations meets quantum information

- Quantum foundations meets quantum gravity



Further details can be found on the workshop website at

Local Organizers


Adam Caulton (IP/LSE)

Matt Leifer (UCL)

Scientific Committee


Jonathan Barrett (Royal Holloway)

Dan Browne (UCL)

Adam Caulton (IP/LSE)

Matt Leifer (UCL)


- Philosophy of Physics Mail Group

Help & Archives:

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Anonymous wrote on Apr. 25, 2012 @ 15:44 GMT
Quantum Foundation meeting in Malta , 24 - 27 April

“Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us closer to the secret of the ‘Old One.’ I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice.” (Einstein, 1926).

The conference will bring together the leading scientists worldwide, working in quantum mechanics and its fundamental problems. Four major research areas will be covered, reflecting the current state of the art in the research:

- Quantum Theory without Observers

- Effective Descriptions of Complex Systems

- Quantum Theory meets Relativity

- From Theory to Experiments.

Venue: University of Malta, Valletta Campus


Dr Angelo Bassi (Department of Physics, University of Trieste)

Prof. Detlef Dürr (Mathematisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Mr Jackson Said (Department of Physics, University of Malta)

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Anonymous wrote on Apr. 26, 2012 @ 14:58 GMT


2nd workshop on the Foundational Principles in Quantum Information

September 7-8, 2012, Orléans, France

Satellite workshop of UCNC 2012 supported by the GT-IQ


o Previous edition

The 1st FounQI workshop was organized in 2008 in Grenoble.

o Scope

The main topic of the workshop is the theoretical aspects of

quantum information theory, in particular the status of locality therein.

This may encompass themes such as simulation, spatial computing,

quantum walks, quantum cellular automata, entanglement,

communication complexity, and so on.

o Important dates

- If you wish to contribute a talk, please send an abstract before

the 1st of July.

- Registrations will be closed on the 5th of August.

o Invited Speakers


o Scientific Committee

- Julien Degorre (National University of Singapore)

- Iordanis Kerenidis (Université Paris Diderot)

- Damian Markham (Télécom ParisTech)

- Simon Perdrix (Université de Grenoble)

o Contacts

- Pablo Arrighi (Université de Grenoble)

- Vincent Nesme (Université de Grenoble)

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Zeeya wrote on May. 25, 2012 @ 16:58 GMT
from Charles H. Bennett:

This is to remind you of the twelfth Asian Quantum Information Science Conference, the premier regional conference in quantum information, covering all aspects of the field. It will be held in beautiful Suzhou (Soochow), China, from 23-26 August 2012.

Details can be found at the conference website

where also a pdf of the call for papers can be downloaded.

We urge you publicize this conference, submit papers to it, and when the time comes, attend.

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 PST on 14 June 2012, which is 07:59 GMT on 15 June.

The deadline for early registration is 5 August.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 1, 2012 @ 11:38 GMT
LARSIM and QuPa joint workshop


June 28-29, 2012 (Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris 5e)

June 28

9:15-10:15 Dan Browne (University College London)

10:30-11:30 Marc Kaplan (LTCI, CNRS and Télécom Paristech)

11:30-12:30 Eleni Diamanti (LTCI, CNRS and Télécom Paristech)

14:30-15:30 Karl Svozil (Technical University of Vienna)

15:30-16:30 Jeffrey Barrett (University of California in Irvine)

17:00-18:00 Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)

June 29

9:15-10:15 Gilles Dowek (INRIA)

10:30-11:30 Pablo Arrighi (Université de Grenoble)

11:30-12:30 Maël Pégny (Université Paris I and LARSIM, CEA-Saclay)

14:30-15:30 José Félix Costa (Technical University of Lisbon)

15:30-16:30 Florent Franchette (Université Paris I)

17:00-18:00 Olivier Bournez (Ecole Polytechnique)

Titles and abstracts TBA. Organized by QuPa and CEA/Larsim (Maël Pégny) with support from ANR CausaQ.

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Anonymous wrote on Jun. 4, 2012 @ 13:09 GMT
Second CfP: Conference on the History of Quantum Physics, Beijing September 18 - September 22, 2012

Beijing September 18 - September 22, 2012

Organizing institutions: CAS Institute for the History of Natural Sciences

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science


Call for Papers (The Second Circular)

Building upon the momentum generated by three previous conferences in

Berlin (2007), in Utrecht (2008), and in Berlin (2010). In 2012, this

conference will take place in Beijing, and will bring together

historians, philosophers, and scientists who work on the emergence,

development and transmission of quantum physics and related disciplines

from the days of the old quantum theory until the present. The

conference aims at combining a genuinely historical perspective with a

broader understanding of the foundations and implications of quantum

physics. The thematic horizon extends from the classical traditions that

quantum physics is rooted in, through the genesis of quantum mechanics

and quantum field theory, to the history of its appropriation in

newly-emerging fields of research up to the present day.

We invite contributions with a historical focus, dealing with aspects

such as:

physics, as well as their mutual relation

institutional, socio-cultural and political processes

quantum physics and the conflicting answers given to them.

Particularly welcome are proposals connecting several of these aspects.

During the last three months, more than 20 specialists in history of

quantum physics have announced to participate in the HQ4. Most of them

have sent us abstracts of their papers. We would like to express our

sincere thanks to them. Now we continue inviting contributions. Please

submit an abstract (up to 500 words) by June 20, 2012, to the organizing


If there is anyone who would like to book a hotel, more information is

provided on the website: If it is inconvenient

for you to book it at abroad, please send us emails

(, we are willing to do it for you.

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Anonymous wrote on Jun. 22, 2012 @ 13:39 GMT


June 28-29, 2012 (Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris 5e)

June 28

9:00-9:15 Opening / Coffee served

9:15-10:15 Dan Browne (University College...

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Anonymous wrote on Jun. 22, 2012 @ 13:40 GMT
I am organizing a special session on quantum walks in the International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences to be held in Budapest, Hungary, Septemeber 3-7, 2012. The conference details is available here

I writing to help me spread the word on this conference. Please forward it to any interested parties. If you yourself is interested, please upload a paper to the session via the ICMSQUARE homepage which is located on the session webpage.

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Anonymous wrote on Jul. 10, 2012 @ 11:57 GMT


Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Spacetime

Annual workshop of Working Group 3 “Quantum Theory Meets Relativity”

In the framework of the COST Action MP1006

“Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics”

University of Athens, Greece, 25-26 September 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Daniel Bedingham, Lajos Diosi, Beatrix Hiesmayr, Rafael Sorkin, Ward Struyve

Scope: to examine the foundations of quantum theory with an eye on the complications

and issues that arise in relation with relativity and relativistic spacetime.

Topics: relativistic formulations of observer free interpretations of quantum theory;

non-locality; time in quantum theory and quantum gravity; histories

formulations; other foundational questions of quantum theory stemming from

relativistic considerations.



Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We write to inform you of the forthcoming Workshop "Foundations of Quantum

Mechanics and Relativistic Spacetime", to be held in Athens (Greece), on the

25th and 26th of September 2012. The workshop is organised in the framework

of the European COST Action MP1006 "Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics"

( It constitutes the annual meeting of the action's 3rd

Working Group "Quantum Theory meets Relativity". The previous year's meeting

was held in London (

We are glad to invite you to participate in this workshop. Submission of contributions

is open until Monday, August 6, 2012. Please follow the registration at the webpage

of the workshop

There is limited funding (partly covering travel and/or accommodation) for some

selected participants.

A notification of acceptance of contribution and reimbursement will be sent to you, the

latest, on August 15.

Further details on accommodation, travel, programme etc, will gradually appear at

the website

Finally, we encourage you to disseminate this information to any colleague who you

consider to be interested.

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Anonymous wrote on Nov. 8, 2012 @ 15:36 GMT
Call for Events

Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Kraków, Poland, September 8-11, 2013

The 2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information

Systems cordially invites you to consider contributing an Event

(conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, special

session). The FedCSIS...

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Anonymous wrote on Jan. 22, 2013 @ 15:09 GMT
CFP: Seminar on the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity

26-28 September 2013 – University of Illinois at Chicago


Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge)

Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute)

Nick Huggett (UIC)

Christian Wüthrich (UCSD)

+ others to be announced

The investigation of quantum gravity has been central to theoretical...

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Pentcho Valev replied on Jan. 22, 2013 @ 15:30 GMT
I am afraid any such seminars are pointless as long as one continues to combine the sane (Newtonian) concept of time used in quantum mechanics and the insane concept of time offered by special relativity:

Joao Magueijo, Faster Than the Speed of Light, p. 250: "Lee [Smolin] and I discussed these paradoxes at great length for many months, starting in January 2001. We would meet in cafés in...

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Zeeya wrote on Feb. 15, 2013 @ 15:53 GMT
Call for Applications to Summer Institute in Philosophy and Cosmology

Details Published on 16 January 2013

Call for Applications

Summer Institute/School in Philosophy of Cosmology UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) June 23-July 14, 2013

Directors: David Albert...

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Anonymous wrote on Feb. 26, 2013 @ 13:26 GMT
This is an update on our workshop

``Quantum information and foundations of quantum mechanics''

which will be held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, from July 2 - 5, 2013.


Registration and abstract submission are now open!


Please visit the workshop website at:

The purpose of our workshop is to present and discuss recent developments in the overlap area between quantum information and foundations of quantum mechanics. The workshop is centered around, but not limited to, the following topics:

• Quantum logic beyond Birkhoff and von Neumann

• Contextuality and non-locality of quantum mechanics

• Measurement-based quantum computation

• Quantum mechanics and category theory

• QM foundations and cryptography

Contributed talks and posters are invited.

Confirmed invited speakers

• Samson Abramsky, University of Oxford, UK,

• Stephen Bartlett, Unviersity of Sydney, Australia,

• Roger Colbeck, ETH Zurich,

• Joseph Emerson, University of Waterloo, Canada,

• Chris Heunen, University of Oxford, UK,

• Pawel Horodecki, University of Gdansk, Poland,

• Terry Rudolph, Imperial College London, UK,

• Simone Severini, University College London, UK,

• Robert Spekkens, Perimeter Istitute, Waterloo, Canada,

• Mordecai Waegell, Worcester Polytechnic, USA.

This event is preceeded by the Max-Planck workshop "From Quantum Matter to Quantum Information" (June 24 - 27), organized jointly by the Quantum Materials Institute of UBC and the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Science Stuttgart, Germany. (

We hope to see you in Vancouver in July!

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 25, 2013 @ 16:22 GMT
The 13th Asian Conference on

Quantum Information Science (AQIS'13)

Tutorials: 25 August 2013

Conference: 26-30 August 2013

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

Apologies for cross-postings.

Please forward to interested colleagues and students.

We would like to draw your attention to the 13th Asian Conference on

Quantum Information Science.

AQIS'13 is a meeting focused on quantum information processing,

communication and cryptography, an interdisciplinary field bridging

quantum physics, computer science, mathematics, and information

technologies. This event, which is the thirteenth in a highly successful

series, building upon EQIS'01-05 and AQIS'06-12, is coming to India for

the first time, having been held previously in Japan, China and Korea.

This is the prime Asian conference in the field.

Organized by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, AQIS'13 will take place

in Chennai, India, from 25 to 30 August 2013. Details about the conference

are available via the website, which we invite you to visit often as new

information will appear regularly.

AQIS’13 will consist of invited talks, selected oral and poster

presentations, as well as other activities.

We are very pleased to announce a spectacular array of invited speakers

(to be completed):

- Girish S Agarwal (Oklahoma State University, USA)

- Alain Aspect* (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, France)

- Nicolas Gisin (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

- Lov K Grover* (Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, USA)

- Jian-Wei Pan (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China)

- Masahide Sasaki (Nat. Inst. of Information and Communications, Tokyo, Japan)

- Umesh Vazirani (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

*To be confirmed

Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:

- Quantum computation, algorithms and complexity

- Quantum information theory

- Quantum decoherence fighting concepts, methods and tools

- Quantum cryptography

- Quantum communications experiments and theory

- Quantum technologies (optics-, NMR- and solid-state, etc.)

- Quantum processor and computer design

- Quantum programming languages and semantics

The submission deadline is 16 June 2013, 23:59 in US Pacific Daylight Time.

Please pay special attention to the fact (*new* for AQIS) that

all submissions MUST follow the guidelines specified at .

Submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines

*will*be*rejected* without consideration of their merits.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Chennai!

Committee Chairs

Steering Committee: Jozef Gruska (Masaryk University, Czech Republic).

Conference: Anil Kumar (IISc, Bengaluru) and Rajiah Simon (IMSc, Chennai).

Conference Co-Chairs: Guang-Can Guo (USTC, Hefei, China)

Hiroshi Imai (Tokyo University, Japan) and Jaewan Kim (KIAS, Seoul, Korea).

Organizing Committee: Sibasish Ghosh (IMSc, Chennai).

Program Committee: Gilles Brassard (Montréal) and Rajiah Simon (IMSc, Chennai).

Contact Information

Prabha Mandayam (IMSc, Chennai) -- AQIS'13 Secretary

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences,

CIT Campus, Tharamani, Chennai, 600113, India


Tel: +91-44-22543100

Fax: +91-44-22541586

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 26, 2013 @ 11:35 GMT
UniLog - World Congress on Universal Logic

Workshop on Logical Quantum Structures

Rio de Janeiro – April 6 & 7

Keynote speakers: Dennis Dieks

Bob Coecke

Hector Freytes

April 6

9.10 – 9.50 Jonas Becker (Fronteira Sul Federal - University, Chapecó, SC Brazil)

Remarks on the Semantics for Non-Reflexive Logics

9.50 – 10.30 Sebastian Fortin (FCEyN UBA, CONICET) & Leonardo Vanni (FCEyN UBA)

Quantum Decoherence: A Logical Perspective

11.10 – 11.40 Fedeerico Holik (Instituto de Física de la Plata, CONICET, Argentina)

Logic, Quantum Mechanics and Probability Theories

11.40 – 12.20 Newton da Costa (Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina) & Christian de Ronde (UBA-CONICET, Argentina - Center Leo Apostel, VUB, Belgium)

Non-Reflexive Foundation for Quantum Mechanics

12.20 – 13.00 Gabriel Catren (Laboratoire SPHERE - CNRS/Université de Paris 7 - France)

Quantum Ontology in the Light of Gauge Theories

14.30 – 15.10 Jairo Roldan (Departamento de Física, Universidad del Valle, Colombia)

Indivisibility, Complementarity, Ontology and Logic

15. 10 – 15.40 Décio Krause (Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina)

Individuals and Quantum Theory

15.40 – 16.30 Hector Freytes (Department of Philosophy, Universitá deli Studi di Cagliari, Italia - Departamento de Matemática FCEyA/CONICET, Argentina)

The Phase Space in Intuitionistic Quantum Logic: A Logic-Algebraic Approach

17.00 – 18.00 Bob Coecke (Oxford University, England)

The logic of quantum mechanics - take II

18.00 – 19.00 Dennis Dieks (Utrecht University, Holland)

The Logic of Identity: Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics

April 7

11.00 – 11.40 Julien Page (Laboratoire SPHERE - CNRS/Université de Paris 7 - France)

Heisenberg Indeterminacy Principle in the Light of Galois-Grothendieck Algebraic Theory

11.40 – 12.20 Olimpia Lombardi (FCEyN UBA - CONICET)

Contextuality and Indistinguishability in Quantum Mechanics: A Modal Ontology of Properties

12.20 – 13.00 Bhupinder Singh Anand

A Suggested Mathematical Perspective for the EPR Argument

Organized by: Décio Krause & Christian de Ronde.

For more information:

Apologies for cross-postings.

Please forward to interested colleagues and students.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on May. 9, 2013 @ 16:39 GMT
Cosmological signals and foregrounds in the radio sky

Laboratoire APC, Paris, France, May 23-24

The Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics (PCCP) is organizing a

two-day mini-workshop at APC, Paris May 23--24th, 2013 entitled

"Cosmological signals and foregrounds in the radio sky." The aim of

this workshop is to provide an overview about CMB spectral

distortions and their potential observability, cosmology at radio

frequencies, and the development of the field in the light of the new

observatories serving as pathfinders for the SKA. At present the lineup

of speakers is as follows:

R Ansari : BAO observations in the radio

C Burigana: Searching for low frequency distortions of the CMB

R Khatri: What can we learn about the cosmological parameters,

inflation and new physics from spectral features in the CMB?

J Jonas : MeerKat

J Jonas : Technological and data analysis challenges for the SKA

J Pritchard : New science from 21cm observations at high-z

M Santos : Dealing with foreground for 21cm observations

M Zannoni : CMB spectral distortion experiments: the radio side

P.Zarka : LOFAR

S.Torchinsky: TBA

There is also some time available for contributed talks, so we

encourage those of you who would like to submit an abstract to do so

as soon as possible by sending an email to Andrea Tartari at

To register please send an email to Andrea Tartari

with the information at the end of this


The registration will start on Thursday 23, from 10:00 to 10:30.

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Sebastien Bourdeauducq wrote on Jan. 17, 2014 @ 21:25 GMT

Exceptionally Hard & Soft Meeting // pushing the frontiers of open source and DIY // DESY, Hamburg site, June 27-29 2014 // // @ehsmeeting

Collaboration between open source and research communities empowers open hardware to explore new grounds and hopefully deliver on the "third industrial revolution". The first edition of the...

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 27, 2014 @ 14:37 GMT
Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the "569. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar on Quantum Cosmology",

to take place from July 28 to August 1, 2014 at the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef, Germany.

All relevant information and registration can be found at:

Claus Keifer and Mairi Sakellariadou

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 27, 2014 @ 14:57 GMT
Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the workshop “Cross-correlation in the high redshift sky” will be held in London this coming June (18th-20th) on the University College London campus.

With the release of the Planck results and products, alongside current and forthcoming large-scale structure data, we believe it timely to organise this workshop. Our prime objective is to bring together experts in different cosmological probes to share knowledge and ideas on how best to combine multiple observables. We aim at covering the following subjects and more during the workshop:

- Correlations between CMB observables (anisotropies, lensing, SZ) and optical LSS surveys

- Correlations between LSS surveys observables: galaxy and galaxy lensing

- Correlations with LSS surveys in other frequencies: Radio astronomy

- Correlations between CMB, LSS and other fields: Extragalactic Gamma ray background, ...

The sessions will include both invited talks and talks contributed by attendees. Each morning will begin with a 1-hour lecture on some of the main aspects of cross-correlations pitched at a pedagogical level. This is a perfect opportunity for new graduate students to learn more about an exciting and growing field in cosmology.

More information about venue, registration and abstract submission can be found on the workshop website:

There will be possibilities for limited support to help young researchers to attend the workshop, provided by the Royal Astronomical Society.

Inquiries can be made to the following email address:

We are look forward to having you in June at UCL!

The organizing committee:

A. Benoit-Lévy

L. Clerkin

D. Kirk

B. Leistedt

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 27, 2014 @ 15:25 GMT
Dear colleagues,

This is the first announcement for the IX Iberian Cosmology meeting,

which will take place in Aveiro, Portugal, from the 28th to the 30th

of April 2014. Registration is now open at:

where you may also find more details about the meeting, as well as

about accommodation in Aveiro.

These meetings aim to encourage interactions and collaborations

between researchers working in cosmology and related areas in Portugal

and Spain. Researchers working in other countries are also most

welcome. Please feel free to send this announcement to other

scientists that may be interested in attending.

These meetings are informal and there will be no registration fee.

There are also no parallel sessions or posters, and blackboard talks

are encouraged. All participants wishing to give a talk will be able

to do so, by naming a topic when they register. The deadline for

abstract submission is the 5th of April 2014 and a preliminary program

will appear on the webpage shortly after.

Moreover, these meetings are not restricted to a single topic but are

open to cosmologists in the broadest sense, from theoretical particle

and gravitational physics to observational astrophysics. They are also

designed to encourage the presentation of work in progress. In

addition, it is the aim of these meetings to promote interactions

between theorists and observers.

We look forward to seeing you in Aveiro!

The local organizing committee

Carlos Herdeiro

Joao G. Rosa

Marco Sampaio

Flavio Coelho

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 12, 2014 @ 14:53 GMT
I remind you about a possibility to submit abstracts for contributed papers

at Quantum Theory: from Problems to Advances - QTPA

at Linnaeus University, June 9-12, 2014. Arrival June 8, departure June 13.

go to conference web:

I also pay your attention that, besides previously announced special sessions:

Testing boundaries of Quantum theory: experiment and its interpretation Organizers Alan Migdall and Sergey Polyakov

Relativity meets Quantum Theory, Organizer Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano

Quantum Foundations meet General Relativity, Organizers Markus Aspelmeyer and Caslav Brukner

a new session was organized:

Philosophical significance of quantum reconstruction theorems, Organizers Guido Bacciagaluppi and Philip Goyal

I hope to see some of your in Växjö -- to participate in these exciting events.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 12, 2014 @ 14:54 GMT
In the link below you can find information about the Workshop:

"Is quantum theory exact? The endeavor for the theory beyond standard

quantum mechanics", to be held in Frascati (Italy) from 28 to 30 April


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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 15:27 GMT

30 March - 1 April 2015

First announcement

Dear Colleague,

The Complutense Cosmology and Astroparticles Group and the Effective Theories in Modern Physics Group at the University Complutense of Madrid are pleased to be hosting the 2015 edition of the Iberian Cosmology Meeting (IberiCOS 2015); the tenth edition of its kind in the meeting series. This conference series covers a broad range of topics related to Cosmology, such as Gravitation, Particle Physics and Astrophysics. The format of the meetings encourages discussion and interaction.

The meeting will take place from 30 March - 1 April 2015 in Aranjuez, a historic town located 49 km south of Madrid, at the facilities in the Centro Cultural Isabel de Farnesio. Sessions will be held at the Joaquín Rodrigo Auditorium. The meetings are informal and there is no registration fee. All participants wishing to give a talk about their work will be able to do so by submitting a title and abstract when they register by the 15th of March 2015.

Should there be an excessive demand, preference will be given to younger researchers. Please note that there is a limited amount of funding to support the participation of students. Applications for grants must be submitted during registration by December, 15th 2014. Registration and all other logistical information is accessible via the conference website,

We look forward to seeing you in Aranjuez,


Álvaro de la Cruz Dombriz (Coordinator),

Antonio Dobado González,

Antonio López Maroto,

Prado Martín Moruno,

and José Alberto Ruiz Cembranos.

IberiCOS 2015 Xth Iberian Cosmology Meeting

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 15:30 GMT


LMU Munich

30 - 31 January 2015


We invite submissions from both philosophers and scientists exploring

the connections between the philosophy and foundations of quantum

computation and quantum information theory (QCIT), and more traditional

philosophical and foundational questions in physics, computer science,

information theory, and mathematics. Envisioned topics for contributed

papers include: QCIT's relevance for our understanding of the structure

and axiomatics of quantum theory, QCIT's relevance for our understanding

of physical conceptions of computation and/or information, alternative

formalisms and mathematical frameworks for characterising QCIT,

methodological differences and commonalities between QCIT and more

traditional approaches to the exact sciences, and the metaphysical

significance (or lack thereof) of the concepts and operational

definitions of QCIT. This list is not exhaustive.

DATES OF THE CONFERENCE: January 30-31, 2015.

LOCATION: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany.


Hans J. Briegel, University of Innsbruck, Austria and the Institute for

Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences,


Leah Henderson, Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon

University, United States of America.

Christopher Timpson, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, United


ORGANIZERS: Michael Cuffaro (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy),

Samuel Fletcher (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), Johannes

Kofler (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics).


Submissions, consisting of one short (max. 100 word) and one extended

(750-1000 word) abstract, will be double-blind reviewed and should be

submitted through our automated submission system (EasyChair):

Please prepare your submission for blind review by removing any

identifying information from both your short and long abstract. Your

short abstract should be pasted directly into the text box provided on

the submission form. Your long abstract should be saved as a PDF

document and uploaded via the "Upload a Paper" interface on the

submission form. Do not tick the "Abstract Only" check box.

Note: you will be able to revise your submission any number of times

before the submission deadline.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (UPDATED): November 20, 2014 at 11:55PM (GMT).


REGISTRATION FEE: 50€ regular fee, 30€ for graduate students.

The conference language is English.

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