The Quantum and the Cosmos - CANCELLED

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020
Trieste, Italy


Research in quantum foundations is exploring new and previously unexpected directions, but not all of them are easy to assess empirically. The universe offers new possibilities to test quantum theory outside the lab and to explore the possible quantum nature of gravity.

The workshop The Quantum and the Cosmos will bring together experts in quantum mechanics, cosmology and quantum gravity, to discuss questions like: Does gravity need to be quantum? What are the possible routes to quantum gravity? What are the possible quantum effects in cosmology? Does quantum gravity eliminate space-time singularities like a big bang? Is space-time relational? Can alternatives to quantum mechanics be tested by cosmological observations?

The Workshop has been CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Invited Speakers

Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (University of Naples, Italy)
Markus Aspelmeyer (University of Vienna, Austria)
Julian Barbour (Oxford University, UK)
Sougato Bose (University College London, UK)
Mariam Bouhmadi López (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Caslav Brukner (University of Vienna and IQOQI Vienna, Austria)
Thibaut Demaerel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Lajos Diosi (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary)
Sandro Donadi (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany)
Domenico Giulini (University of Hannover, Germany)
Henrique Gomes (Cambridge University, UK)
Adrian Kent (Cambridge University, UK)
Claus Kiefer (Institute for Theoretical Physics Cologne, Germany)
Tim Koslowski (University of Würzburg, Germany)
Jean-Luc Lehners (Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany)
Stefano Liberati (SISSA Trieste, Italy)
Renate Loll (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Christian Maes (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Jerome Martin (Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, France)
Mercedes Martin-Benito (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Flavio Mercati (University of Naples, Italy)
Daniele Oriti (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany)
Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Tomasz Pawlowski (University of Wrocław, Poland)
Roger Penrose (Oxford University, UK)
Alejandro Perez (Centre de Physique Théorique Marseille, France)
Patrick Peter (Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, France)
Tejinder P. Singh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
Antoine Tilloy (Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)
Hendrik Ulbricht (University of Southampton, UK)
Nino Zanghì (University of Genova, Italy)

Program Committee

Angelo Bassi (University of Trieste - INFN)
Ward Struyve (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Local Organizers

Matteo Carlesso (University of Trieste - INFN)
Luca Ferialdi (University of Trieste - INFN)

The workshop is co-founded by: