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KITP Miniprogram: The Quantum Nature of Spacetime Singularities (January 8-26, 2007)
Martin Bojowald, Robert H. Brandenberger, Gary T. Horowitz, Hong Liu

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Time Speaker Title
1/08, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Gary Horowitz
UCSB & KITP
Introduction to Singularity Resolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Beverly Berger
NSF & KITP
Generic Singularities in Cosmological Spacetimes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/10, 12:30 p.m. Prof. David Garfinkle
Oakland University & KITP
Numerical Simulations of General Gravitational Singularities[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/11, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Steve Shenker
Stanford & KITP
Struggling with Spacelike Singularities in String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/12, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Abhay Ashtekar
Penn State & KITP
Quantum Physics Beyond Classical Singularities: Cosmological Models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Robert Brandenberger
McGill University & KITP
Resolution of Cosmological Singularities and Structure Formation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/16, 12:00 p.m. Discussion Do Baby Universes Emerge From Black Holes?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/16, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Eva Silverstein
Stanford University & KITP
Winding Strings and Spacelike Singularities[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/17, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Thomas Thiemann
Albert Einstein Institute and Perimeter & KITP
UV and Curvature Singularities in Background Independent QFT's[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/17, 15:30 p.m. Discussion Everything You Have Wanted to Know about Loop Quantum Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Hertog
CERN & KITP
To Bounce or Not to Bounce[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Thiemann
Albert Einstein Institute and Perimeter & KITP
UV and Curvature Singularities in Background Independent QFT's, contd.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Jorge Pullin
Louisiana State University & KITP
Loop Quantization of Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/22, 2:00 p.m. Hermann Nicolai
Albert Einstein Institute & KITP
Singularities, Symmetries and Higher Order Curvature Terms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/23, 2:00 p.m. Hong Liu
MIT & KITP
Black Hole Singularities and AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/24, 12:30 p.m. Martin Bojowald
Penn State & KITP
Non-singular Behavior in Loop Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/24, 3:30 p.m. James Hartle
(UCSB)
Joe Polchinski
(KITP)
Discussion: No Boundary Proposal and Alpha Parameters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/25, 12:00 p.m. Steve Giddings
UCSB
Observables in Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/25, 2:00 p.m. Erik Verlinde
University of Amsterdam & KITP
Matrix Big Bang and Emergent Spacetime[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 12:00 p.m. David Lowe
Brown & KITP
Local Bulk Operators in AdS/CFT and Black Hole Interiors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00 p.m. Concluding Discussion Quantum Nature of Spacetime Singularities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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