Slides and audio are now online for most talks. Video is online for most plenary talks as well as for the public talk and the discussion session. See the plenary talks page and contributed talks page. You may also follow the links for individual talks on the general program below or on the parallel sessions page.

Below is the general schedule including the plenary talks. Plenary talks take place in the Auditorium and are assigned 45 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts can be displayed by clicking on the title of the respective talk or by going to the plenary talks page. There is also an alphabetical list of plenary speakers with titles of talks.

The parallel sessions page contains the schedule of the contributed talks. The list of speakers, titles and abstracts is available on the contributed talks page.

The poster presentation page contains the list of presenters with titles and abstracts of posters.

There will also be a talk for the general public by Jorge Pullin on Thursday, 28 June at 19:00 in the Auditorium. This talk will be in Spanish.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 - 9:45 Registration and Opening Thomas Thiemann
Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG): From secured land to unknown territory
Moshe Rozali
Background Independence in String Theory
Daniele Oriti
Group field theory: spacetime from quantum discreteness to an emergent continuum
Bei Lok B. Hu
Nonlocality and Stochasticity in Micro-Macro and Quantum-Classical Interfaces
John Stachel
Projective and Conformal Structures in General Relativity
9:55 - 10:40 Lucien Hardy
The causaloid formalism: a tentative framework for quantum gravity
Abhay Ashtekar
LQG: Lessons from models
Klaus Fredenhagen
Quantum field theory on curved spacetimes and the problem of background dependence in perturbative quantum gravity
David Rideout
Can the supercomputer provide new insights into quantum gravity?
Fotini Markopoulou
Quantum gravity and emergent locality
Michael Reisenberger
Canonical gravity with free null initial data
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break Poster session and coffee break Coffee break
11:20 - 12:05 Rafael Sorkin
Quantum reality and anhomomorphic logic
Carlo Rovelli
The LQG vertex
Alejandro Perez
Regulator dependence in quantum gravity and non perturbative renormalizability: possible new perspectives
Martin Bojowald
Loop quantum gravity and effective theory
Lee Smolin
Chiral excitations of quantum geometry as elementary particles
Question and Discussion Session
audio (mp3)
video (mov)
12:15 - 13:00 John F. Donoghue
Effective field theory of general relativity
Jan Ambjørn
4d quantum gravity as a sum over histories
Martin Reuter
Asymptotically safe quantum gravity and cosmology
Jorge Pullin
Spherically symmetric space-times in loop quantum gravity
Sabine Hossenfelder
Phenomenological Quantum Gravity
13:10 - 15:10 Lunch break
15:10 - 16:50 Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 3 Free afternoon Parallel Session 5 Parallel Session 7
16:50 - 17:10 Coffee break Coffee break
17:10 - 18:25 Parallel Session 2 Parallel Session 4 Parallel Session 6 Parallel Session 8
19:00 - 20:00 Jorge Pullin

Last updated 31 March 2008.