Workshop
Noncommutative Deformations of Special Relativity
Jul 07, 2008 - Jul 11, 2008
ICMS, 14 India Street, Edinburgh
Organisers
Name | Institution |
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Amelino-Camelia, Giovanni | University of Rome La Sapienza |
Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy | University of Wroclaw |
Majid, Shahn | Queen Mary, University of London |
Schroers, Bernd | Heriot-Watt University |
Copies of the presentations are now available via links within the timetable
The workshop will discuss proposals for modifying special relativity. It will focus on models in which the algebra of spacetime coordinates is non-commutative and/or Poincare symmetry is deformed to a quantum group. The goal of the workshop is to clarify to what extent such models can be derived from considerations in quantum gravity, to extract experimental predictions from these models and to compare these with available experimental or observational evidence.
The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 40 in the first instance. The registration fee is 50 GBP. Some financial assistance is available to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
If you are interested in participating please e-mail Bernd Schroers
This workshop is financially supported by Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity Research Networking Programme of the European Science Foundation, the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
Arrangements
Venue
The Workshop will be held at the head-quarters of ICMS at 14 India Street. This house is the birthplace of James Clerk Maxwell and is situated in the historic New Town of Edinburgh, very near the centre. The seminar room is fully equipped with large whiteboards, overhead and data projectors. Other facilities include PCs, wireless network and rooms suitable for small discussion meetings.
House opening times:
Monday 5 May: 08.30 – 18.00
Tuesday 6 May: 08.30 – 18.00
Wednesday 7 May: 08.30 – 18.00
Thursday 8 May: 08.30 – 18.00
Friday 9 May: 08.30 – 16.30
Accommodation
You are asked to reserve your own accommodation. Invited speakers will receive further information in their invitation letter.
A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is detailed below:
Edinburgh First, The University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
0800 028 7118 (UK only) - +44 (0)131 651 2189 - edfirst1.ednet.co.uk
Ardenlee Guesthouse, 9 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES
+44 (0)131 556 2838 - www.ardenlee.co.uk - info@ardenleeguesthouse.com
The Dene, 7 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES
+44 (0)131 556 2700 - www.deneguesthouse.com - deneguesthouse@yahoo.co.uk
The Walton Hotel, 79 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6SD
+44 (0)131 556 1137 - www.waltonhotel.com - enquiries@waltonhotel.com
Ballantrae West End Hotel, 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EP
+44 (0) 131 225 7033 - http://www.ballantraewestend.co.uk/ - westend@ballantraehotel.co.uk
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, 9 Haddington Place, Off Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AL
+44 (0)131 534 2090 - http://www.syha.org.uk/SYHA/Web/Site/Hostels/EdinburghCentral.asp
Other accommodation can be found at this link
Meals and Refreshments
A sandwich lunch will be provided on the first day of the workshop, Monday 7 July. For the remainder of the days, participants are free to go out for lunch and explore the many cafes, restaurants, sandwich shops and bars in the surrounding area. On arrival we will provide you with a ‘welcome’ pack which will contain information about eating places nearby.
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop.
The workshop dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 8 July at the Athena Restaurant, Hanover Street, Edinburgh. The workshop grant will cover the cost of this meal.
Registration
Registration will take place between 08.30 - 09.30 on Monday 7 July.
Financial Arrangements
Unless otherwise specified in your invitation letter, the workshop grant will cover the cost of your bed and breakfast accommodation, tea/coffee throughout the workshop, lunch on the first day and the Workshop Dinner on Tuesday evening.
If we have agreed to pay some of your travel costs, you will be informed by email. Reimbursement will take place after the workshop. At Registration you will be given an expenses claim form and this should be submitted to ICMS, with receipts. Your expenses will be paid directly into your bank account so you will need to provide your account details plus IBAN, SWIFT or Routing numbers as applicable. Please note that we cannot reimburse any item without a receipt.
Programme
Monday 7 July
08.30 - 09.30 | Registration and coffee |
09.30 - 10.45 | Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (University of Rome La Sapienza) (PDF file) |
10.45 - 11.15 | Coffee/Tea |
11.15 - 12.30 | Aurelio Grillo (Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN) (PDF file) |
12.30 - 14.00 | Lunch break |
14.00 - 14.45 | Catherine Meusburger (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file) |
14.45 - 15.30 | Charles Young (Durham University) (PDF file) |
15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee/Tea |
16.00 - 17.00 | Shahn Majid (Queen Mary, University of London) (PDF file) |
Tuesday 8 July
09.30 - 10.45 | Joao Magueijo (Imperial College London) |
10.45 - 11.15 | Coffee/Tea |
11.15 - 12.30 | Aldo Morselli (INFN Roma Tor Vergata) (PDF file) |
12.30 - 14.00 | Lunch break |
14.00 - 14.45 | Michele Arzano (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file) |
14.45 - 15.30 | Florian Girelli (SISSA, Trieste) (PDF file) |
15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee/Tea |
16.00 - 17.00 | John Barrett (University of Nottingham) |
19.30 | Workshop dinner |
Wednesday 9 July
09.30 - 10.30 | Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file) |
10.30 - 11.00 | Coffee/Tea |
11.00 - 12.00 | Etera Livine (ENS Lyon) |
12.00 - 12.45 | Jerzy Lukierski (University of Wroclaw) (PDF file) |
12.45 - 14.00 | Lunch break |
14.00 | Free afternoon |
Thursday 10 July
09.30 - 10.45 | Francisco J Herranz (University of Burgos) (PDF file) |
10.45 - 11.15 | Coffee/Tea |
11.15 - 12.00 | Dario Benedetti (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file) |
12.00 - 12.30 | Giulia Gubitosi (University of Rome La Sapienza and INFN Roma 1) (PDF file) |
12.30 - 14.00 | Lunch break |
14.00 - 14.45 | Sachindeo Vaidya (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) (PDF file) |
14.45 - 15.15 | Flavio Mercati (University of Rome La Sapienza) (PDF file) |
15.15 - 16.00 | Coffee/Tea |
16.00 - 16.30 | Yuya Sasai (Kyoto University) (PDF file) |
16.30 - 17.00 | Stephen Low (University of Texas, alumni) (PDF file) |
Friday 11 July
09.30 - 10.45 | Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman (University of Wroclaw) (PDF file) |
10.45 - 11.15 | Coffee/Tea |
11.15 - 12.15 | Artem Starodubtsev (Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille) |
12.30 - 14.00 | Lunch break |
14.00 - 15.00 | Angel Ballesteros (Universidad de Burgos) (PDF file) |
15.00 - 15.30 | Coffee/Tea and close of workshop |
Presentations:
Presentation Details | |
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Amelino-Camelia, Giovanni | |
Doubly-special theories of NOT everything as treatment for the anthropic-principle syndrome | |
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Arzano, Michele | |
Non-locality, quantum symmetries and k-quantum fields | |
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Ballesteros, Angel | |
Curvature from quantum deformations | |
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Barrett, John | |
State sum models and quantum field theory | |
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Benedetti, Dario | |
k-deformed statistics | |
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Freidel, Laurent | |
Field theory on kappa minkowskispace; the issue of Lorentz invariance | |
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Girelli, Florian | |
To follow | |
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Grillo, Aurelio | |
The Pierre Auger Observatory confronts Planck scale phenomenology: a review of results | |
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Gubitosi, Giulia | |
Noether analysis for theories with canonincal spacetime noncommutativity | |
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Herranz, Francisco J | |
Quantum (anti)de Sitter deformations: spatial isotropy, non-commutative spacetimes and zero-curvature limit | |
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Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy | |
Deformed particle dynamics from (quantum) gravity? | |
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Livine, Etera | |
Non-commutative field theories from 3d and 4d spin foam models | |
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Low, Stephen | |
Noninertial relativity groups consistent with Heisenberg commutation relations | |
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Lukierski, Jerzy | |
Kappa-deformed field oscillators and quantum kappa-deformed field theory | |
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Magueijo, Joao | |
Explaining the structure of the universe | |
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Majid, Shahn | |
Understanding the physics of noncommutative waves and quantum symmetries | |
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Mercati, Flavio | |
A no-pure-boost uncertainty principle for k-Minkowski noncommutative spacetime | |
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Meusburger, Catherine | |
kappa-Poincare symmetries in (2+1)-gravity and Chern-Simons theory | |
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Morselli, Aldo | |
QG phenomenology constraints potentialities of next space gamma-ray experiments | |
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Sasai, Yuya | |
Domain wall solitons and Hopf algebraic translational symmetries in noncommutative field theories | |
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Starodubtsev, Artem | |
Gravitational interaction of particles in a spinfoam model | |
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Vaidya, Sachindeo | |
Signatures of spin-statistics violation in noncommutative QFTs | |
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Young, Charles | |
Identical particles in kappa-deformed quantum field theory | |
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Participants
Name | Institution |
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Amelino-Camelia, Giovanni | University of Rome La Sapienza |
Arzano, Michele | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics |
Ballesteros, Angel | Universidad de Burgos |
Barrett, John | University of Nottingham |
Benedetti, Dario | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics |
Freidel, Laurent | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics |
Girelli, Florian | SISSA, Trieste |
Grillo, Aurelio | Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN |
Gubitosi, Giulia | University of Rome La Sapienza and INFN Roma 1 |
Harland, Derek | Durham University |
Herranz, Francisco J | University of Burgos |
Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy | University of Wroclaw |
Livine, Etera | ENS Lyon |
Low, Stephen | University of Texas (alumni) |
Lukierski, Jerzy | University of Wroclaw |
Magueijo, Joao | Imperial College London |
Majid, Shahn | Queen Mary, University of London |
Mercati, Flavio | University of Rome La Sapienza |
Meusburger, Catherine | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics |
Morselli, Aldo | INFN Roma Tor Vergata |
Ó Buachalla, Réamonn | Queen Mary, University of London |
Osei, Prince Koree | University of Ghana |
Papageorgiou, Giorgos | University of Edinburgh |
Sasai, Yuya | Kyoto University |
Schroers, Bernd | Heriot-Watt University |
Sindoni, Lorenzo | SISSA, Trieste |
Starodubtsev, Artem | Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille |
Tarantino, Walter | King's College, London |
Vaidya, Sachindeo | Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore |
Woronowicz, Mariusz | University of Wroclaw |
Yang, Chen | Durham University |
Young, Charles | Durham University |