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VIIJFC — VII Conference on Quantum Foundations: 90 years of uncertainty
29 Nov 2017 - 01 Dec 2017 • Cordoba, Argentina
Abstract:
We are pleased to annnounce the VII Conference on Quantum Foundations: 90 years of uncertainty (VIIJFC), which will be held on November 29, 30 and December 1, at Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, Córdoba, Argentina.

The event will gather in a convivial atmosphere researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral and graduate students, interested in

promoting debate around fundamental questions of quantum theory and applications.

As every year, we hope to have your participation.

Topics:
Quantum mechanics; Foundations of physics; Uncertainty principle; Quantum information
Event listing ID:
884545
2
A Fractured Universe? Fundamental Physics, Symmetry and Life
30 Nov 2017 • University of Sydney, Australia
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A Fractured Universe? Fundamental Physics, Symmetry and Life
30 Nov 2017 - 01 Dec 2017 • Sydney, Australia
Abstract:
Our cosmos displays a curious mixture of symmetry and asymmetry. Why is it that some symmetries hold (electric charge, spin, mass-energy), some almost hold (baryon number, lepton number, parity, cosmic homogeneity), some are broken (chiral symmetry, electroweak gauge symmetry), and some don't hold at all (macroscopic time asymmetry)? Does the answer to these fundamental questions lie in their effect on the creation of observers like us? Or do symmetry principles, as John Wheeler argued, merely summarise while hiding the real machinery of nature?

In light of these challenges, this workshop will bring together physicists, cosmologists, astronomers and philosophers for two days of invited and contributed talks. We invite talks on such topics as:

* the role of symmetries in fundamental laws of nature

* symmetry breaking in cosmology and particle physics

* cosmic and fundamental constants

* physical theories of the multiverse

* the role of probability theory in evaluating fine-tuning and naturalness

* the connection between life and our cosmic environment

* the broader implications of our place in the cosmos.

Contact:
Luke Barnes;     Phone: [+61 2 90367980];     Email: luke.barnes@sydney.edu.au
Topics:
cosmology, fundamental physics, astrobiology, astronomy
Event listing ID:
935774
4
International Congress on Ethics in Sciences and Technology
04 Dec 2017 - 08 Dec 2017 • Tehran, Iran
Contact:
Mostafa Moin;     Phone: [+982166945366];     Email: congress.iranethics@gmail.com
Event listing ID:
932253
5
MFO Workshop — Mathematical Instruments between Material Artifacts and Ideal Machines: Their Scientific and Social Role before 1950
17 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017 • Oberwolfach, Germany
Event listing ID:
779048
6
CAP 2018 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public
24 Mar 2018 • Fukuoka, Japan
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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry
14 May 2018 - 16 May 2018 • Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:
One of the most frequently used scientific words, is the word „Entropy“. The reason is that it is related to two main scientific domains:  physics  and  information theory. Its origin goes back to the start of physics (thermodynamics), but since Shannon, it has become related to information theory. This conference is an opportunity to bring researchers of these two communities together and create a synergy.
Event listing ID:
923987


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