The Conference focuses on causality and non-locality in physics, and the insurgence of situations where it appears that causality can be violated, with emphasis on their relation with time machines. There are three main objectives before this conference:
Over the past few decades, philosophers of physics and others have made important contributions to the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physical theories by critically analyzing how the mathematical structures of such theories inform central philosophical concerns, and in some cases by proving new theorems of high philosophical interest. This conference aims to bring together physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers of physics working on such technical issues. The venue is April 4, 2013 at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh.
The conference focuses on causality and nonlocality in physics, with emphasis on its implications with time machines. In particular this issue will be dealt with from the viewpoints of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, two theories that, even though extensively verified on their own, are seemingly irreconcilable up today.