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23 - 27 July 2019, Kurt Goedel's Legacy: Does Future lie in the Past?, Vienna, Austria

Date: 23 - 27 July 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria
Deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019

In 1949, Kurt Gödel showed that there exist solutions to Einstein's equations of general relativity allowing for closed timelike curves. The existence of such curves would allow time travel into one's own past leading to all kind of causality paradoxes. Today there is an ongoing debate on how physical such solutions are and whether general relativity would prevent the formation of regions where causality violation is possible. Closely related are Gödel's philosophical ideas on the existence of time, a subject that he intensively discussed with Einstein in Princetown. 'In my view Kurt Gödel's papers represent an important contribution to general relativity, especially his analysis of the concept of time.' said Einstein.

The Kurt Goedel Society intends to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Gödel's seminal publication and the 100th anniversary of the decisive experimental verification of general relativity by organizing a conference at the University of Vienna, Austria. This event will bring together the prominent researchers from the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence. The conference will be enhanced with a special exhibition about life and work of Kurt Gödel with emphasis on Gödel's solution.

Program will consist of the invited talks, contributed talks and posters. Submissions of contributed talks and posters can be submitted through the ConfMaster system. Abstracts must written English. They should not be submitted elsewhere. Copyright remains with the author; the Kurt Godel Society is granted the right of use.

For more information, see https://kgs.logic.at/goedels-legacy/.

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