In line with previous editions, the Time Machine Factory 2019 (TM2019) conference focuses on causality and non-locality in physics,  and the insurgence of situations where causality can potentially be violated, and how this relates to the existence of “time machines”.

The conference has the following aims

  • Revive the interest in studying time travel, which poses new mathematical challenges and could not be ruled out by physics

  • Study the role of causality in fundamental physics including General Relativity and Quantum mechanics

  • Explore the mathematical, physical and logical consequences of closed timelike curves and other mechanisms which allow time travel

  • Contribute to a comprehensive vision of the underlying issues as well as exploring potential applications to relativistic and quantum metrology and space-time navigation.

Although violations of chronology might seem to contradict common sense and lead to logical paradoxes, “time machines” are not ruled out by the current laws of physics.

The conference will highlight new horizons in physics and astrophysics associated with the possible existence of a Time Machine. Examining these fundamental issues provides an opportunity to initiate new ideas and investigations which explore the role of causality and the interplay between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, two theories that on their own have been extensively verified by experiment but have not yet been successfully combined into a single unified theory.

              

 

Starts
Ends
Europe/Rome
Turin
Monday, 23 Sept. * Aula Magna, Dip. di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi, Via Accademia Albertina, 13 * Tuesday, 24 Sept.- Wednesday, 25 Sept. * Aula Magna, Palazzo del Rettorato, Via Verdi, 8 * @Università degli Studi di Torino
POSTER-TM2019.pdf
The Time Machine Factory Blog
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ComunicatoStampaWings.pdf
Didascalia_foto_Fiorina_english.pdf
FLYER_Outreach events TM2015.pdf
KAIROS, music composition for the TM2012 inaugural concert inspired on the stellar chart of October 14, 2012 "Kairos”: Composition by Stefano Pierini, written specifically for "The Time Machine Factory" using the chart of the stellar map corresponding to the day of the execution, October 14, 2012. [ASI contract Gaia Mission - The Italian Participation to DPAC, I/058/10/0 - M. Crosta, Resp. IWP-S-100 “Gaia Science outside scientific borders. The Italian contribution”] Kairos, for string quartet, by Stefano Pierini, represents an undefined period of time in which something special happens: it is the qualitative time, in opposition to Kronos, as quantitative time. Today’s star chart, after which the piece has been composed, provides the “temporal quality” of this particular moment, which is infinitesimal when referred to the universe, and at the same time extremely long if compared to some earthly life forms. Becoming music, this moment creates a further form of time: the poetical one.
Pierini - Kairos.mp3
ProgrammaEsteso_op_concertTM2012.pdf
Programma_Opening_Concert_TM2012.pdf
Program_Session_III_TM2015.pdf
Program_Session_II_TM2015.pdf
Program_Session_I_TM2015.pdf
Program_Session_IV_TM2015.pdf
Program_Session_VI_TM2015.pdf
Program_Session_V_TM2015.pdf
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TM2012_Concerto_DUB_PIGEON.pdf
TM2012_Cono-Luce_by_Gelateria_Popolare.pdf
TM2012_Program.pdf
TM2015_Synoptic_Program.pdf
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TSHIRT TM2012.jpg

Venue

Monday, 23 Sept. 

Aula Magna, Dip. Biologia

Tuesday, 24 Sept. -Wednesday , 25 Sept.  

Palazzo del Rettorato