08:30

 Registration 

09:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Niayesh Afshordi
(University of Waterloo & Perimeter Institute)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

09:30

Quantum Gravity and its connection to observations

Astrid Eichhorn
(University of Southern Denmark)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

10:15

Imaging Supermassive Black Holes and mapping spacetime

Roman Gold
(University of Southern Denmark)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

11:00

 Coffee Break 

11:30

The Spacetime of Acceleration

Ruth Gregory
(King's College, London)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


09:00

Emergent Metric SpaceTime from the BFSS Matrix Model

Robert Brandenberger
(McGill University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

09:45

Where effective field theory fails: Windows into quantum gravity?

Adam Koberinski
(University of Pittsburgh)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

10:30

 Coffee Break 

11:00

Experimental Cosmology

Matthew Johnson
(Perimeter Institute & York University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

11:45

Final but Incomplete?

Richard Dawid
(Stockholm University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


09:00

Universality of black hole thermodynamics

Samir Mathur
(Ohio State University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

09:45

Causality at the EndofWorld

Beni Yoshida
(Perimeter Institute)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

10:30

 Coffee Break 

11:00

Do FirstClass Constraints Generate Gauge Transformations? A Geometric Perspective.

Clara Bradley
(University of California, Irvine)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

11:45

Quantum Superpositions of Black Holes

Robert Mann
(University of Waterloo)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


09:00

Echoes and Entropy of Quantum Black Holes

Naritaka Oshita
(Kyoto University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

09:45

Looking for Echoes from Quantum Black Holes

Jahed Abedi
(University of Stavanger)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

10:30

 Coffee Break 

11:00

The H0 tension and sample variance

Will Percival
(University of Waterloo & Perimeter Institute)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

11:45

The S8 tension in cosmology

Mike Hudson
(University of Waterloo )
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


09:00

Physics with nonperturbative quantum gravity: the end of the Hawking evaporation

Carlo Rovelli
(Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT))
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

09:45

Primordial fluctuations from quantum gravity

Francesca Vidotto
(Western University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

10:30

 Break 

11:00

Analogical reasoning in quantum gravity

Doreen Fraser
(University of Waterloo)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

11:45

The emergence of spacetime is governed by a quantum Mach's principle

Lee Smolin
(Perimeter Institute)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


12:15

 Lunch 

14:00

What is the simplicity of the early universe trying to tell us?

Latham Boyle
(Perimeter Institute)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

14:45

Are we considering enough? Inclusivity in Quantum Gravity and Cosmology

Jarita Holbrook
(University of Edinburgh)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

15:30

 Coffee Break 

16:00

Panel Discussion I: Where and when will Quantum Gravity crack? What are we missing?
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


12:30

 Lunch 

14:00

The role of singularities in the search for quantum gravity

Karen Crowther
(University of Oslo)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

14:45

Conversations & controversies in the early universe

Phil Halper
(Independent)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

15:30

 Coffee Break 

16:00

Panel Discussion II: Do we need Quantum Gravity to crack the Big Bang? What about inflation? fact or fiction?
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


12:30

 Lunch 

14:00

In Search of Lost Spacetime

Chris Smeenk
(Western University)
(PI/1100  Theatre)

15:00

 Coffee Break 

15:30

Holographic Cosmology

Paul McFadden
(Newcastle University)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

16:15

Panel Discussion III: Holography: fact or fiction?
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

17:00

 Banquet 


12:30

 Lunch 

14:00

Nonlocality in the causal set approach to quantum gravity

Fay Dowker
(Imperial College London)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

14:45

Everpresent Λ Cosmology

Yasaman Yazdi
(Imperial College London)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

15:30

 Coffee Break 

16:00

Panel Discussion IV: UV/IR coupling in Quantum Gravity: Feature or Bug?[
(PI/4405  Bob Room)


12:30

 Lunch 

14:00

Wrap Up and Discussion: An inclusive roadmap for cracking Quantum Gravity

Steve Weinstein
(University of Waterloo)
(PI/4405  Bob Room)

