Warsaw Spacetime Conference 2020

September 3, 2020 - September 4, 2020
International Center for Formal Ontology, Warsaw University of Technology

Main Building, room 206
Plac Politechniki 1
Warsaw 00-661

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  • Center for Theoretical Physics (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Keynote speakers:

University of Warsaw
University of Barcelona
University of Würzburg
University of Bern
Jagiellonian University
University of Geneva


Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw University of Technology

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The conference goal is to bring together philosophers and physicists interested in the conceptual issues surrounding spacetime physics broadly construed, from classical mechanics to quantum gravity. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- The ontology of spacetime from classical mechanics to general relativity and beyond.

- Recent theoretical developments in the field of quantum gravity.

- Approaches to quantization in shape space physics.

- Black hole physics and its philosophical implications.

- Historical aspects of the development of spacetime theories.

- General relativity and particle physics: unification perspectives.

- Causation in spacetime physics.

- The dark matter vs. modified gravity controversy.

- Metaphysical foundationalism vs. coherentism under the light of quantum gravity.

- Epistemological challenges in devising empirical tests for quantum-gravitational effects.

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