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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th

Chair: Jan Walleczek
8:45–9:00
Welcome Address
9:00–9:30
Jan Walleczek (Phenoscience Laboratories, Berlin, DE)
Towards Ontology of Quantum Mechanics and the Conscious Agent
9:30–10:15
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Basil Hiley (University of London, UK)
Bohm, Physicist Philosopher: The Battle to find a Satisfactory Quantum Ontology
10:15–10:30
Coffee break
10:30–11:00
Howard Wiseman (Griffith University, Brisbane, AU)
Relativistic Causality and Bell’s Theorems
11:00–11:30
Shan Gao (Shanxi University, CN)
A Particle Ontological Interpretation of the Wave Function
11:30–12:00
Roderich Tumulka (University of Tübingen, DE)
Bohmian Trajectories as the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory
12:00–13:30
Lunch break
Chair: Howard Wiseman
13:30–14:15
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Aephraim Steinberg (University of Toronto, CA)
Experimental studies of quantum reality
14:15–14:35
Chuan-Feng Li (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, CN)
Experiment on nonlocal steering of Bohmian trajectories
14:35–15:05
Lev Vaidman (Tel Aviv University, IL)
Are expectation values and weak values properties of single quantum systems?
15:05–15:20
Coffee break
15:20–15:50
Herman Batelaan (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Quantum forces and non-dispersivity in the Aharonov-Bohm effect
15:50–16:10
Peter Barker (University College London, UK)
Weak Measurements of Atomic Momentum
16:10–16:30
Robert Flack (University College London, UK)
Observation of the weak value of spin using a metastable form of helium
16:30–16:50
Markus Arndt (University of Vienna, AT)
What quantum-interference assisted molecule metrology can tell us about reality and non-locality
16:50–17:05
Coffee Break
Chair: Robert Flack
17:05–17:50
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Matthew Leifer (Chapman University, Orange, USA)
The Problem of Fine-Tuning in Quantum Theory
17:50–18:20
Basil Hiley (University of London, UK)
Aspects of Non-commutative Geometry: Deformation Quantum Mechanics
18:20–18:50
Gerhard Grössing (Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies, Vienna, AT)
Vacuum Landscaping: Cause of Nonlocal Influences without Signalling
19:00–21:00
Poster Presentations, Dinner Buffet, Discussion

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th

Chair: Markus Arndt
9:00–9:45
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Yakir Aharonov (Tel Aviv University, IL, and Chapman University, Orange, USA)
Finally making sense of the double-slit experiment
9:45–10:15
Jeff Tollaksen (Chapman University, Orange, USA)
A Completely Top-Down Hierarchical Structure in Quantum Mechanics
10:15–10:30
Coffee break
10:30–11:00
Nicolas Gisin (University of Geneva, CH)
Non-determinism in Newtonian mechanics and the classical “measurement” problem
11:00–11:20
Thomas Filk (University of Freiburg, DE)
A quantum ontology based on a relational notion of space
11:20–11:40
Ana María Cetto (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, MX)
Quantum interconnectedness and induced nonlocality
11:40–12:00
Tim Palmer (University of Oxford, UK)
Does Bohmian Theory Have to Be Nonlocal? New Directions for Analysing the Bell Theorem
12:00–13:30
Lunch break
Chair: Nicolas Gisin
13:30-14:15
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Max Tegmark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)
Why quantum observers find lower entropy after observation and in our early universe?
14:15–14:45
Bei-Lok Hu (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
Equivalence Principles for Quantum Systems
14:45–15:05
Ward Struyve (University of Munich, DE)
Must space-time be singular?
15:05–15:20
Coffee Break
Chair: Jeff Tollaksen
15:20–15:50
Anthony Aguirre (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
Observer-dependent entropy and the Second Law
15:50–16:10
Hans-Thomas Elze (University of Pisa, IT)
On the question of ontological states in simple (pre-)quantum models
16:10–16:30
Maurice de Gosson (University of Vienna, AT)
What happens to quantum states if Planck’s constant changes?
16:30–16:45
Coffee Break
16:45–17:30
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Tim Maudlin (New York University, USA)
Ontological Clarity, Electromagnetism and the Aharanov-Bohm Effect
from 17:30
Open Evening

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th

Chair: Paavo Pylkkänen
9:00–9:15
Paavo Pylkkänen and Jan Walleczek
Introduction to Day Three of the EmQM17 Symposium
9:15-10:00
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Huw Price (University of Cambridge, UK)
Two Paths to the Parisian Zigzag
10:00–10:30
Kenneth Wharton (San Jose State University, USA)
Live Options for Spacetime-Based Physics
10:30–10:45
Coffee Break
10:45–11:15
Emily Adlam (University of Cambridge, UK)
A Tale of Two Anachronisms
11:15–11:35
Nathan Argaman (Nuclear Research Center Negev, Beer Sheva, IL)
A Lenient Causal Arrow of Time?
11:35–12:00
Jan Walleczek (Phenoscience Laboratories, Berlin, DE)
Nonlocality or Local Retrocausality? – The Non-signalling Theorem in Ontological Quantum Mechanics
12:00–13:30
Lunch Break
Chair: Jan Walleczek
13:30–14:15
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Sir Roger Penrose (University of Oxford, UK)
Space-Time Quantum Non-Locality: Does Palatial Twistor Theory Suggest an Objective Mathematical Framework?
14:15–14:45
Stuart Hameroff (University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
Anesthesia, Consciousness, Bohm and Penrose
14:45–15:15
Paavo Pylkkänen (University of Helsinki, FI, and University of Skövde, SE)
The quantum potential – classical or something entirely new?
15:15–15:30
Coffee Break
15:30–16:00
William Seager (University of Toronto, CA)
One or Many
16:00–16:20
Nikolaus von Stillfried (Phenoscience Laboratories, Berlin, DE)
Does the wave function refer to the (proto)phenomenal? Exploring a radical hypothesis about consciousness based on a Bohm-type interpretation of quantum physics
16:20–16:40
Andrei Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Växjö, SE)
Bohmian model outside of physics
16:40–16:50
Anthony Aguirre, Max Tegmark, Jan Walleczek
Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) – Fetzer Franklin Fund (FFF)
Joint Grant Awards Program Launch
16:50–17:00
Closing Ceremony and Book Announcement
19:00–23:00
Gala Dinner

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