The Gravity Initiative Spring Conference | Weak Gravity and Cosmic Censorship: Conjectures and Connections

Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 8:15 am to Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 4:00 pm

Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS; Oscar Campos Dias, University of Southampton, Mihalis Dafermos, Princeton; Frederik Denef, Columbia; Roberto Emparan, University of Barcelona; Isabel Garcia Garcia, UCSB; Gary Horowitz, UCSB; Jonathan Luk, Stanford; Hirosi Ooguri, CALTECH; Matt Reece, Harvard; Tom Rudelius, IAS; Ed Witten, IAS; Timm Wrase, ITP.  


Wednesday, April 10

  • 8:15am: Breakfast, PCTS
  • 8:55am: Opening Remarks
  • 9:00am: Event Horizon Telescope broadcast
  • 10:00am: Coffee Break
  • 11am-12:00pm: Mihalis Dafermos, "An introduction to the cosmic censorship conjectures in classical general relativity"
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch, PCTS
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Edward Witten, "Remarks on Cosmic Censorship"
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: Tom Rudelius, "An Introduction to the Weak Gravity Conjecture"
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: Coffee 
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Timm Wrase, "dS vacua and the swampland"

Thursday, April 11

  • 8:15am: Breakfast, PCTS
  • 9am-10am: Matt Reece, "The Weak Gravity Conjecture, Towers of Particles, and Photon Masses"
  • 10am:10:30am: Coffee 
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Isabel Garcia Garcia, "Discrete Gauge Symmetries, Naturalness, and the Weak Gravity Conjecture"
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Jonathan Luk, "Strong cosmic censorship conjecture"
  • 12:30pm-2pm: Lunch, PCTS
  • 2pm-3:30pm: Gary Horowitz, "A Mysterious Cosmic Censorship - Weak Gravity Connection" 
  • 3:30pm-4pm: Coffee 
  • 4pm-5pm: Colloquium, Jadwin A-10
  • 6pm: Reception, PCTS 

Friday, April 12

  • 8:15am: Breakfast, PCTS
  • 9am-10am: Frederik Denef, "De-conjecturing de Sitter"
  • 10-10:30: Coffee 
  • 10:30-11:30: Roberto Emparan, "Cosmic censorship violations and black hole collisions in Hi D"
  • 11:30-12:30: Nima Arkani-Hamed, "SUSY on the wall and an asymptotic proof of the weak gravity conjecture"
  • 12:30-2pm: Lunch 
  • 2pm-3pm: Oscar Campos Dias, "Strong Cosmic Censorship in the de Sitter spacetime"
  • 3-4pm: Hirosi Ooguri, "Questions on the Weak Gravity Conjecture"

Program Organizers: Netta Engelhardt and Herman Verlinde.

PCTS Seminar Room | Jadwin Hall 4th Floor