Conference Talks

Enjoy the many talks from the FQXi 2011 International Conference. All presentations are copyrighted by the authors and may not be copied or distributed without prior written permission.

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OPENING PANEL
  • Sean Carroll: Opening remarks video slides

  • Panel Debate video



CLOSING TALK
  • Fred Adams: It's about time video slides



SETTING TIME ARIGHT: PUBLIC EVENT PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Paul Davies, Raissa D'Souza, David Eagleman, and Tim Maudlin, with Jennifer Ouellette video



LIFE
  • Paul Davies: Opening Remarks slides

  • Michael Laessig: Arrow of time in evolutionary biology slides

  • Richard Lenski: Time in experimental evolution video slides

  • Michael Russell: Why does life start, what does it do, where will it be? video slides



EXISTENCE
  • Julian Barbour: Gravity as Machian shape dynamics video slides

  • George Ellis: The flow of time and the nature of spacetime video slides

  • Tim Maudlin: The reality of time and the direction of time video slides



MEMORY
  • David Albert: Memory video

  • Kathleen McDermott: Episodic future thought and its relation to remembering video slides

  • Henry Roediger: Illusions of remembering video slides



UNIVERSE
  • Andreas Albrecht: Dynamics, typicality and the arrow of time video video slides

  • Richard Easther: When and how can the universe be unconventional? video slides

  • Craig Callender: Looking at the world sideways video slides

  • Huw Price: Time's arrow and Eddinton's challenge video slides

  • Panel Debate video



CHOICE
  • David Eagleman: Choosing four surprises about time perception video slides

  • Malcolm MacIver: Energy, information, and the emergence of choice video slides

  • Simon Saunders: Choice video slides

  • David Wallace: The logic of the past hypothesis video slides



MULTIVERSE
  • Anthony Aguirre: When does the arrow of time reverse? video slides

  • Raphael Bousso: The arrow of time problem in the multiverse video slides

  • Paul Davies: Multiverse video slides

  • Max Tegmark: Time and entropy in the multiverse video slides

  • Panel Debate video



QUANTIZATION
  • Scott Aaronson

  • Claus Kiefer: Arrow of time from timeless quantum gravity video slides

  • Fotini Markopoulou: Quantum theory from quantum gravity video slides

  • Jeff Tollaksen: Pre- and post-selection, weak measurements, dynamical nonlocality & the flow of time in quantum mechanics video slides



COMPLEXITY
  • Gavin Crooks: Whither time's arrow? video slides

  • Raissa D'Souza: The effects of time on complex systems video slides

  • Philip Stamp: Disentanglement: mechanisms & time evolution of decoherence video slides

  • Geoffrey West: Emergence of "universal" time in living systems from cells to cities video slides



TRUTH
  • Peter Byrne: The tyranny of truth video slides

  • Victoria Stodden: Establishing scientific facts video slides

  • Ian Durham: Language and truth video slides

  • Alex Holcombe: Where are all the scientific debates? video slides



MOCK DEBATES
  • Time with Julian Barbour and Tim Maudlin video

  • Quantum Mechanics with David Albert and David Wallace video