Foundations of Cosmology and Quantum Gravity


WHEN January 19-21, 2020
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

The problem of reconciling general relativity with quantum theory remains a persistent problem in theoretical physics. Competing approaches make salient deep conceptual disagreements that engage physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers alike. These disputes are particularly pressing in the cosmological context, both because the interaction between gravitational and quantum effects are likely to be pronounced in the early universe and because cosmology offers an arena in which one might conceivably adjudicate between competing approaches. This conference explores the relationship between modern cosmology and theorizing about quantum gravity, with the aim of assessing recent proposals and exploring new directions for research.

Convened by
  • Kevin Coffey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

In Collaboration with

The John Templeton Foundation

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