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Displaying all lectures given by: Rafael Sorkin


PIRSA:14100071  ( Flash Presentation , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Entanglement Entropy and the Area Law - Lecture 3
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 21/10/2014 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:14100070  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Entanglement Entropy and the Area Law - Lecture 2
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 14/10/2014 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:14100069  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Entanglement Entropy and the Area Law - Lecture 1
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 07/10/2014 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:14050130  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Projective Statistics in Quantum Gravity
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: To the extent that spacetime remains a manifold M on small scales, excitations of the spatial topology can function as particles called topological geons. In a first quantized theory of topological geons (aka continuum quantum gravity without topology change), different irreducible unitary re... read more
Date: 22/05/2014 - 3:30 pm

PIRSA:14010106  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Does the Quantum Particle know its own Energy?
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: If a wave function does not describe microscopic reality then what does? Reformulating quantum mechanics in path-integral terms leads to a notion of ``precluded event" and thence to the proposal that quantal reality differs from classical reality in the same way as a set of worldlines differs ... read more
Date: 21/01/2014 - 3:30 pm

Generalizations of Quantum Theory
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Date: 30/05/2013 - 3:30 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 24
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 11/04/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 23
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 09/04/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 22
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 04/04/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 21
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 02/04/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 20
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 28/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 19
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 26/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 18
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 21/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 17
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 19/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 16
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 14/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 15
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 12/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 14
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 07/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 13
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 05/03/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 12
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 28/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 11
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 26/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 10
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 21/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 9
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 19/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 8
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 14/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 7
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 12/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 6
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 07/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 5
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 05/02/2013 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:13010015  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 4
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 31/01/2013 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:13010013  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 3
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 29/01/2013 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:13010008  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 2
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 24/01/2013 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:13010006  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Advanced General Relativity - Lecture 1
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 22/01/2013 - 5:00 pm

PIRSA:12100108  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lorentz symmetry: Broken, intact or deformed?
Abstract: Is aether technically natural?
I will discuss whether higher energy Lorentz violation should be considered a natural expectation in theories of quantum gravity with a preferred frame.
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If ... read more
Date: 24/10/2012 - 3:30 pm

A Lisp "scratch-pad" for working with posets
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 09/02/2012 - 4:35 pm

Quantum Theory - Lecture 9
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 22/09/2011 - 1:30 pm

Quantum Theory - Lecture 8
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 21/09/2011 - 3:15 pm

An Invitation to Causal Sets - Lecture 5
Abstract: Introduction to the causal set approach to quantum gravity and overview of current research in causal set theory
Date: 22/10/2010 - 11:00 am

An Invitation to Causal Sets - Lecture 4
Abstract: Introduction to the causal set approach to quantum gravity and overview of current research in causal set theory
Date: 21/10/2010 - 11:00 am

An Invitation to Causal Sets - Lecture 3
Abstract: Introduction to the causal set approach to quantum gravity and overview of current research in causal set theory
Date: 20/10/2010 - 11:00 am

An Invitation to Causal Sets - Lecture 2
Abstract: Introduction to the causal set approach to quantum gravity and overview of current research in causal set theory
Date: 19/10/2010 - 11:30 am

An Invitation to Causal Sets - Lecture 1
Abstract: Introduction to the causal set approach to quantum gravity and overview of current research in causal set theory
Date: 18/10/2010 - 11:00 am

What is a quantal reality?
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: I will rephrase the question, "What is a quantal reality?" as "What is a quantal history?" (the word history having here the same meaning as in the phrase sum-over-histories). The answer I will propose modifies the rules of logical inference in order to resolve a ... read more
Date: 01/06/2009 - 12:15 pm

Is the cosmological constant a nonlocal quantum residue of discreteness of the causal set type?
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: The currently accelerating Hubble expansion is in accord with the old heuristic prediction, from causal set theory, of a fluctuating and ever-present cosmological "constant''. More recently, a phenomenological model based on certain of the ideas behind the prediction has been devised, but i... read more
Date: 27/05/2009 - 11:00 am

Ten Theses on Black Hole Entropy
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: I present a viewpoint on black hole thermodynamics according to which the entropy: derives from horizon 'degrees of freedom''; is finite because the deep structure of spacetime is discrete; is ``objective'' thanks to the distinguished coarse graining provided by the horizon; and obeys the second law... read more
Date: 23/01/2009 - 9:00 am

Solved and unsolved problems of time in quantum gravity
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: I will identify six 'problems of time' that arise in connection with quantum gravity and review the extent to which some of them can be regarded as solved, highlighting the very different aspects that they assume depending on one's starting point: Hamiltonian vs. path-integral, discrete vs continuou... read more
Date: 02/10/2008 - 9:00 am

Special Topics in Physics - Lecture 14B
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: The Problem of Time in Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
Date: 23/04/2008 - 8:00 pm

Special Topics in Physics - Lecture 14A
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: The Problem of Time in Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
Date: 23/04/2008 - 7:00 pm

Does quantum gravity give rise to an observable nonlocality?
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: If spacetime is "quantized" (discrete), then any equation of motion compatible with the Lorentz transformations is necessarily non-local. I will present evidence that this sort of nonlocality survives on length scales much greater than Planckian, yielding for example a nonlocal effective wave-equat... read more
Date: 17/01/2007 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium

A discrete, Lorentz-invariant wave equation and its continuum limit
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 05/09/2006 - 2:00 pm

Strings/Quantum Gravity 5
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 08/06/2006 - 3:50 pm

Is a past-finite causal order the inner basis of spacetime?
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
Abstract: The causal set -- mathematically a finitary partial order -- is a candidate discrete substratum for spacetime. I will introduce this idea and describe some aspects of causal set kinematics, dynamics, and phenomenology, including, as time permits, a notion of fractal dimension, a (classical) dynamics... read more
Date: 07/09/2005 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium

PIRSA:05060057  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Audience Night
Abstract: The final part of the 04-05 Public Events series turns the spotlight on you. ItÂ’s your chance to ask a panel of Perimeter researchers for their thoughts on a wide variety of scientific topics.
Date: 01/06/2005 - 7:00 pm

Is a past finite order the inner basis of space-time?
Speaker(s): Rafael Sorkin
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Date: 29/10/2004 - 11:30 am
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