Seventh International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime

September 16, 2024 - September 19, 2024
Minkowski Institute

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The seventh spacetime conference will commemorate the 115th anniversary of the publication (in 1909) of Minkowski's 1908 world-view-changing lecture "Space and Time," which presented the novel ideas of the spacetime structure of the world and the four-dimensional physics of spacetime. It is organized by Minkowski Institute (Montreal) and will be held in the famous Black Sea resort "Albena" (near Varna, Bulgaria) from 16 to 19 September 2024:

The Scientific Organizing Committee invites papers from physicists, philosophers of physics and philosophers on any topic related to the nature and ontology of spacetime. Suggestions for special sessions on specific topics are welcome. We hope there will be sufficient interest in a special session to mark the 160th anniversary of the birth of Hermann Minkowski (1864-2024) "Minkowski's actual and intended contributions to spacetime physics."

Extended abstracts of between one and two pages should be emailed to [email protected] by 1 June 2024. Submissions will be reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 June 2024. 

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Valia Allori (University of Bergamo)

James Binkoski (Dartmouth College)

Carolyn Brighouse (Occidental College, Los Angeles)

Karen Crowther (University of Oslo)

Nina Emery (Mount Holyoke College and UMass Amherst)

Robert Geroch (University of Chicago)

John B. Manchak (University of California, Irvine)

Vesselin Petkov (Minkowski Institute, Montreal)

James Read (University of Oxford)

Carlo Rovelli (Centre de Physique Théorique de Luminy, Marseille, France)

Anguel Stefanov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

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August 1, 2024, 9:00am EET

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