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Marni D. Sheppeard

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

CQC Monday

Day One of CQC at PI consisted of talks until lunch, a leisurely two hour break and then an afternoon question time, which quickly degenerated into a discussion on the difference between instrumental approaches (ie. the background independent point of view in the context of diagrammatic QM, roughly speaking) and foundational approaches to physics, the latter applying to proper theories (the definition of this unfortunately relying on very few previously known examples, such as GR). Anyway, hopefully the amount of discussion sets the tone for a pleasant week.

The weather, on the other hand, does not look like improving.


Blogger L. Riofrio said...

I would not recommend the Toronto Winter either. You are still welcome in sunny Texas. Perimeter is a nice place to visit.

June 02, 2009 2:32 PM  
Anonymous PhilG said...

The whole UK has been enjoying a glorious heat wave since you left. Chances are it will be over by time you return, sorry.

June 02, 2009 7:01 PM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Marni, I suppose you're going to eventually run into this Riemann zero paper.

June 02, 2009 7:23 PM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Uh, "Physical interpretation for Riemann zeros from black hole physics"

June 02, 2009 7:24 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Have you heard the news there? the UK Home Secretary is (finally) stepping down! In addition to charging iphones and blue films to the taxpayer, her policies kept good people like Kea out.

June 03, 2009 3:17 AM  

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