Expectations of a Final Theory, Cambridge, 2005, Programme

Expectations of a Final Theory, Cambridge, 2005
Conference Programme



     Thursday September 1st pm: 

     Arrivals and social gathering from 3pm to 6.30pm
     in the Masters Lodge, Trinity College.

     (Snacks and drinks will be available)

     Dinner in local restaurants afterwards


     Friday September 2nd:

     8.15-9.00am Breakfast in Trinity College Hall

     9.00-9.45am Introductory Talk (Steven Weinberg):
 
     Discussion.

     10.10am-12.55pm Anthropic constraints on cosmological parameters,
                     and how to implement them in probabilistic theories.

                     (Tea and coffee from 10.55am to 11.25am)

     Speakers: Martin Rees, Max Tegmark, Alex Vilenkin
     
     Remarks: Jaume Garriga

     12.55pm Conference Photograph

     1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch 

     2.00pm-3.00pm Top Down Approach to Cosmology (Stephen Hawking)

     3.00pm-6.00pm Anthropic selection
                   or fine tuning of particle physics models

                   (Tea and coffee from 3.45pm to 4.15pm)

     Speakers: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Gian Giudice, Michael Dine, Frank Wilczek

     Remarks: Craig Hogan, Paul Steinhardt

     Dinner in local restaurants


     Saturday September 3rd:

     8.15-9.00am  Breakfast in College

     9.00am-1.00pm Status/interpretation of the landscape in string theory

     (Tea and coffee from 10.30am to 11.00am) 

     Speakers: Shamit Kachru, Michael Douglas,
               Eva Silverstein, Tom Banks, Michael Duff

     1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch 

     2.00pm-6.00pm Physical rather than anthropic selection mechanisms 

     Speakers: Neil Turok, James Hartle, Lisa Randall,
               Paul Steinhardt, Lee Smolin, Paul Townsend

     (Tea and coffee from 3.45pm to 4.15pm)

     7.30pm Drinks in the Masters Lodge

     8.00pm Conference Dinner in Trinity College 


     Sunday September 4th:

     8.15am-9.15am  Continental Breakfast in Masters Lodge Dining Room 

     9.15am-10.45am Summary Discussion Session
                    (to be decided during the meeting)

     (Tea and coffee from 10.45am to 11.15am)

     11.15am-12.15pm Summary Talk (Frank Wilczek) and discussion

     12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch in Trinity College


Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Cambridge.