Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime

Hermann Minkowski
"Space and Time"
1908 - 2008


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The scientific program will include invited and contributed papers concerned with the ontology of spacetime. The topics to be covered will include, but will not be limited to:

  • The impact of Minkowski's unification of space and time on the development of modern physics
  • Nature and ontological status of spacetime
  • How should passage or temporal becoming be understood in the framework of relativity?
  • Implications of quantum gravity for spacetime ontology
  • Implications of recent physical theories for the beginning and end of time
  • Philosophical aspects of the constrained Hamiltonian formalism in general relativity
  • Branching spacetimes