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					          16th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics
                                             Programme

Monday 5th July 2010

09.30 – 10.25          Registration and Coffee                                                        The Hub

10.25 – 10.30          Welcome, Professor Guido Bacciagaluppi                                  Fraser Noble 2

10.30 – 12.30          Session One, Paper Presentations                                        Fraser Noble 2

                        10.30 – 11.00   Alexander Wilce      For “Measurement”
                        11.00 – 11.30   Philip Goyal         Why is Quantum Theory Complex?
                        11.30 – 12.00   Giulio Chiribella    Purity and reversibility at the foundation
                                                             Quantum Information Processing
                        12.00 – 12.30   Andreas Doering      Neo-realist quantum theory

12.30 – 14.00          Lunch                                                                          The Hub

14.00 – 15.30          Session Two, Paper Presentations                                        Fraser Noble 2

                        14.00 – 14.30   Paul Busch           Quantum mechanics: interplay between
                                                             uncertainty and unsharpness
                        14.30 – 15.00   Jonathan Oppenheim   If quantum mechanics were more non-local it
                                        and Stephanie        would violate the uncertainty principle
                                        Wehner
                        15.00 – 15.30   Mauro Paternostro    Failure of Local Realism Revealed by
                                                             Extremely-Coarse-Grained Measurements

15.30 – 16.00          Coffee                                                                         The Hub

16.00 – 18.00          Session Three, Paper Presentations                                      Fraser Noble 2

                        16.00 – 16.30   Tony Sudbery         The Everett interpretation and the open future
                        16.30 – 17.00   Alastair I M Rae     The Significance of the Born Amplitudes in
                                                             Quantum Measurement
                        17.00 – 17.30   Thomas Pashby        Relational New Clothes: A Critical Look at
                                                             Rovelli’s Relational Quantum Mechanics
                        17.30 – 18.00   M P Seevinck         Analyzing passion at a distance: progress in
                                                             experimental metaphysics?

18.00 -                Close for day
                       Free evening
Tuesday 6th July 2010

09.00 – 10.30           Session Four, Paper Presentations                                             Fraser Noble 2

                         09.00 – 09.30   Babu Thaliath         “Structural Intuition” as Epistemological
                                                               Foundation of Early Modern Physics, research
                                                               supported by Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf
                         09.30 – 10.00   Laura Felline         Scientific explanation between principle and
                                                               constructive theories
                         10.00 – 10.30   Ioan Muntean          Can a quantum theory explain the nature of
                                                               spacetime? String theory’s intricate answer

10.30 – 11.00           Coffee                                                                                  The Hub

11.00 – 12.30           Session Five, Paper Presentations                                             Fraser Noble 2

                         11.00 – 11.30   Jonathan Bain         Interpreting Effective Field Theories
                         11.30 – 12.00   Wolfgang Pietsch      Transient Underdetermination and 19th-Century
                                                               Electrodynamics
                         12.00 – 12.30   Maria Kon             A Conceptual Analysis for Concepts in Physics

12.30 – 14.00           Lunch                                                                                   The Hub

14.00 – 16.00           Session Six, Paper Presentations                                              Fraser Noble 2

                         14.00 – 14.30   Karim Thebault        Three Ways to Deny Time in the Interpretation
                                                               of General Relativity
                         14.30 – 15.00   Svend E Rugh          On the physical basis of cosmic time
                         15.00 – 15.30   Nicholas Joshua Teh   Gravity and Gauge
                         15.30 – 16.00   Adán Sus              On the dynamical explanation of inertia

16.00 – 16.30           Coffee                                                                                  The Hub

16.30 – 17.30           Session Seven, Paper Presentations                                            Fraser Noble 2

                         16.30 – 17.00   Matthew J. Donald     A Response to Pilot-Wave Theory
                         17.00 – 17.30   Albert Solé           On the interpretation of Bohmian mechanics and
                                                               the surreal trajectories argument: a reply to
                                                               Hiley and Callaghan

17.30                   Close for day

19.00                   Conference Dinner                                                   The Square, Aberdeen
Wednesday 7th July 2010

09.00 – 10.30       Session Eight, Paper Presentations                                        Fraser Noble 2

                     09.00 – 09.30     George                Construction and Destruction of Detectors in
                                       Jaroszkiewicz         Quantum Physics
                     09.30 – 10.00     Geoffrey Sewell       Can the Quantum Measurement Problem be
                                                             resolved within the framework of Schroedinger
                                                             Dynamics and Quantum Probability?
                     10.00 – 10.30     David BenDaniel       Constructibility in Quantum Mechanics

10.30 – 11.00       Coffee                                                                          The Hub

11.00 – 12.30       Session Nine, Paper Presentations                                         Fraser Noble 2

                     11.00 – 11.30     Matthew Gorski        Three Consistent Histories Interpretations and
                                                             Their Prospects
                     11.30 – 12.00     Carsten Held          Axiomatizations of Quantum Mechanics and
                                                             Unique State Vector Assignment
                     12.00 – 12.30     Guido Bacciagaluppi   Decohering away the tails problem

12.30 – 14.00       Lunch                                                                           The Hub

14.00 – 15.00       Session Ten, Paper Presentations                                          Fraser Noble 2

                     14.00 – 14.30     Mario Bacelar         The Dirac equation, the concept of quanta, and
                                       Valente               the description of interactions in quantum
                                                             electrodynamics
                     14.30 – 15.00     R. N. Sen             Can the Aharonov-Bohm effect be used to detect
                                                             or refute Superseparability?

15.00 – 15.30       Coffee                                                                          The Hub

15.30 – 16.30       Session Eleven, Paper Presentations                                       Fraser Noble 2

                     15.30 – 16.00     Owen J E Maroney      Justifying Landauer's Principle
                     16.00 – 16.30     Henrik Zinkernagel    Bohr and quantum fundamentalism

16.30               Close of meeting

				
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