Quantum Gravity and More

Institute of Theoretical Physics JU

Quantum Gravity and More

Conference venue

7-8 October 2022

Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU)
ul. Sławkowska 17 (map)
Kraków, Poland

General information

The aim of the conference is to commemorate the scientific achievements of Prof. Jerzy Jurkiewicz, who passed away last year.
The focus shall be on quantum gravity, random matrix theory, quantum chromodynamics and applications of the methods of theoretical physics to interdisciplinary problems. All those topics were in the area of interest of Prof. Jurkiewicz.

Memoirs of Prof. Jerzy Jurkiewicz can be found here.


Registration is closed.

The list of registered participants can be found here.

Invited speakers


Friday, October 7

Time Speaker Title
15:00 - 15:20 Opening
15:20 - 16:10 Jan Ambjørn My work with Jurek
16:10 - 16:40 Coffee break
16:40 - 17:20 Antonio Gonzalez-Arroyo My connections with Jurek
17:20 - 18:00 Chris Korthals Altes From twist eaters in QCD to gravity: a tribute to Jurek
18:00 - 18:40 Gabor Papp Machine learning spectral functions in lattice QCD
19:00 - Conference dinner - Restauracja Farina, ul. św. Marka 16

Saturday, October 8

Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 09:40 Zdzisław Burda Jurek, planar diagrams and portfolio optimization
09:40 - 10:20 Maciej A. Nowak Infinite products of large random matrices
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 11:30 Henrik Flyvbjerg Optimized photon economy for camera-based localization microscopy with structured illumination
11:30 - 12:10 Desmond Johnston Condensation as a collapse of diversity
12:10 - 12:50 François David Perturbing Isoradial Triangulations
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:30 Jerzy Lewandowski Quantum Oppenheimer-Snyder model: what are spacetimes containing quantum black holes, what are black holes contained in quantum spacetime
14:30 - 15:10 Madhavan Varadarajan LQG: A structural review and some new results
15:10 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:20 Andrzej Görlich Scalar Fields in Causal Dynamical Triangulations
16:20 - 17:00 Renate Loll Quantum Gravity Demystified

Organizing Committee


Jakub Gizbert-Studnicki
mail: jakub.gizbert-studnicki [at] uj.edu.pl


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