Fourth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime

May 30, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Minkowski Institute and the International Society for the Advanced Study of Spacetime

Golden Sands
Varna 9007


  • Minkowski Institute Press

Keynote speakers:

Gerard 't Hooft
Utrecht University
Università di Torino
Oxford University
Francesca Vidotto
Radboud University Nijmegen


Dennis Dieks
Utrecht University
Mauro Dorato
University of Rome 3
Robert Geroch
University of Chicago
Eleanor Knox
King's College London
Vesselin Petkov
Minkowski Institute
Steven Savitt
University of British Columbia
James Weatherall
University of California, Irvine
Christian Wüthrich
University of Geneva

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The Fourth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of Einstein's general relativity in Annalen der Physik in 1916.

While the Scientific Organizing Committee invites papers from physicists and philosophers on any topics related to the nature and ontology of spacetime, at this conference we especially wish to encourage submissions on not fully explored implications of general relativity for other areas of research in physics, cosmology, mathematics, philosophy of physics and for our understanding of the world.

In addition to talks and poster sessions, special tea / coffee hours will be included in the program to stimulate more informal discussions among the participants. For this reason we encourage interested colleagues to attend the conference even if they do not plan to give a talk or present a poster.

Contributed papers should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts of up to two pages by Sunday, January 31, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Organizing Committee and notification of acceptance will be given by Monday, March 14, 2016. The extended abstracts, in English, should be emailed to [email protected]

The conference proceedings will be published.

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