Hawking Radiation Conference Program

Time: Monday, August 24 — Saturday, August 29, 2015

Venue: Kollegiesalen Conference Room, in the administrative building on the campus of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Monday, August 24

10.45 – 11.00     Welcome Remarks

11.00 – 11.45     “Backreaction and Conform Symmetry” G. ‘t Hooft

11.45 – 12.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

12.45 – 14.15      Lunch at Canteen

14.15 – 15.00     “Backreaction of Hawking Radiation and Singularities” L. Mersini-Houghton

15.00 – 16.00     Discussion Session and Coffee

16.00 – 16.45     “Physical interpretation of the semi-classical energy-momentum tensor in a  Schwarzschild background” 

                   J. Bardeen

16.45 – 17.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

19.00                   Public Lecture by S. Hawking “Quantum Black Holes”, at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Hall

Tuesday, August 25

11.00 – 11.45      “Gravity = (Yang-Mills)^2” M. Duff

11.45 – 12.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

12.45 – 14.15      Lunch at Canteen

14.15 – 15.00      “Black Hole Memory” M. J. Perry

15.00 – 16.00      Discussion Session and Coffee

16.00 – 16.45      “Black holes and other solutions in higher derivative gravity” K. Stelle

16.45 – 18.00      Discussion Session and Coffee

Wednesday, August 26

11.00 – 11.45      “Black Holes as Open Quantum Systems” C. Kiefer

11.45 – 12.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

12.45 – 14.15      Lunch at Canteen

14.15 – 15.00      “Particle Creation from vacuum in gravitational expansion and collapse” L. Parker

15.00 – 16.00      Discussion Session and Coffee

16.00 – 16.45      “Gravitational Condensate Stars or What’s the (Quantum) Matter with Black Holes?” E. Mottola

16.45 – 17.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

19.30                   Conference Banquet and Concert at the Gold Foyer of the Royal Opera

Thursday August 27

11.00 – 11.45      “Did the chicken survive the firewall” J. Louko

11.45 – 12.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

12.45 – 14.15      Lunch at Canteen

14.15 – 15.00      “A new quantum black hole phenomenology” F. Vidotto

15. 00 – 16.00     Discussion Session and Coffee

16.00 – 16.45      “Black to white hole tunneling: before or after Hawking radiation?” C. Rovelli

16.45 – 18.00      Discussion Session and Coffee

Friday, August 28

11.00 – 11.45      “Quantum Damping or Decoherence: Lessons from Molecules, Neutrinos, and Quantum

                            Logic Devices” L. Stodolsky

11.45 – 12.45      Discussion Session and Coffee

12.45 – 14.15      Lunch at Canteen

14.15 – 15.00      “TBA” Ch. Misner

15.00 – 16.00      Discussion Session and Coffee

16.00 – 16.45      “The Generalised Second Law and the unity of physics” F. Dowker

16.45 – 18.00      Discussion Session and Coffee

Saturday, August 29

11.00 – 12.00      Group Discussion: Summary of Results and Open Questions

12.00 – 12.30      Status Report S. Hawking [TBC]

12.30 – 13.00      Conclusions P. Davies

Read the conference manuscript, published 2016