Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Noncommutative Deformations of Special Relativity

Jul 07, 2008 - Jul 11, 2008

ICMS, 14 India Street, Edinburgh

Organisers

Name Institution
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)
Doubly-special theories of NOT everything as treatment for the anthropic-principle syndrome

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee/Tea

11.15 - 12.30

Aurelio Grillo (Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN) (PDF file)
The Pierre Auger Observatory confronts Planck scale phenomenology: a review of results

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 14.45

Catherine Meusburger (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file)
kappa-Poincare symmetries in (2+1)-gravity and Chern-Simons theory

14.45 - 15.30

Charles Young (Durham University) (PDF file)
Identical particles in kappa-deformed quantum field theory

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee/Tea

16.00 - 17.00

Shahn Majid (Queen Mary, University of London) (PDF file)
Understanding the physics of noncommutative waves and quantum symmetries

 

Tuesday 8 July

09.30 - 10.45

Joao Magueijo (Imperial College London)
Explaining the structure of the universe

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee/Tea

11.15 - 12.30

Aldo Morselli (INFN Roma Tor Vergata) (PDF file)
QG phenomenology constraints potentialities of next space gamma-ray experiments

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 14.45

Michele Arzano (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file)
Non-locality, quantum symmetries and k-quantum fields

14.45 - 15.30

Florian Girelli (SISSA, Trieste) (PDF file)
TBA

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee/Tea

16.00 - 17.00

John Barrett (University of Nottingham)
State sum models and quantum field theory

19.30

Workshop dinner

 

Wednesday 9 July

09.30 - 10.30

Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file)
Field theory on kappa Minkowski space; the issue of Lorentz invariance

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee/Tea

11.00 - 12.00

Etera Livine (ENS Lyon)
Non-commutative field theories from 3d and 4d spin foam models

12.00 - 12.45

Jerzy Lukierski (University of Wroclaw) (PDF file)
Kappa-deformed field oscillators and quantum kappa-deformed field theory

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)
Quantum (anti)de Sitter deformations: spatial isotropy, non-commutative spacetimes and zero-curvature limit

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee/Tea

11.15 - 12.00

Dario Benedetti (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) (PDF file)
Kappa-deformed statistics

12.00 - 12.30

Giulia Gubitosi (University of Rome La Sapienza and INFN Roma 1) (PDF file)
Noether analysis for theories with canonincal spacetime noncommutativity

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 14.45

Sachindeo Vaidya (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) (PDF file)
Signatures of spin-statistics violation in noncommutative QFTs

14.45 - 15.15

Flavio Mercati (University of Rome La Sapienza) (PDF file)
A no-pure-boost uncertainty principle for k-Minkowski noncommutative spacetime

15.15 - 16.00

Coffee/Tea

16.00 - 16.30

Yuya Sasai (Kyoto University) (PDF file)
Domain wall solitons and Hopf algebraic translational symmetries in noncommutative field theories

16.30 - 17.00

Stephen Low (University of Texas, alumni) (PDF file)
Noninertial relativity groups consistent with Heisenberg commutation relations

 

Friday 11 July

09.30 - 10.45

Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman (University of Wroclaw) (PDF file)
Deformed particle dynamics from (quantum) gravity?

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee/Tea

11.15 - 12.15

Artem Starodubtsev (Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille)
Gravitational interaction of particles in a spinfoam model

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00

Angel Ballesteros (Universidad de Burgos) (PDF file)
Curvature from quantum deformations

15.00 - 15.30

Coffee/Tea and close of workshop

 

Presentations:

Presentation Details
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
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