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Workshop: Relativistic Locality (4 May 2019)

Idea & Motivation

The problem of whether quantum theory is compatible with the causal structure of the spacetime as this is understood by the theory of relativity is an old and central problem in contemporary physics and philosophy of physics. The talks of this mini-workshop address this issue from different perspectives, paying special attention to the diversity of the locality concepts that have been suggested to test whether quantum theory is relativistically local.




09:30 - 10:30 Neil Dewar: Locality and Causal Graphs
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Federico Zalamea (collaboration with P. Martin-Dussaud and C. Rovelli): Bell’s Local Causality and Relational Quantum Mechanics
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Gábor Hofer-Szabó: Bell's Local Causality in Local Physical Theories
15:00 - 16:00 Miklós Rédei: How to Express Locality in Categorial Quantum Field Theory?
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:15 John Dougherty: Subsystem Independence in Gauge Theories



Professor-Huber-Platz 2
80539 München
Room W 401

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