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For Immediate Release - July 20, 2021                                                               

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SCIENCE & ROGER PENROSE      

On the occasion of his 90th Birthday and Nobel Prize

August 3-6, 2021 - Free Online Live Zoom Webinar   

9:00 am – 12:30 pm PST / AZ - 20 Speakers

British physicist Sir Roger Penrose is widely acclaimed for fundamental advances in understanding the universe. He shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for having shown that black holes are predictions of Einstein’s general relativity. Roger has also proposed a solution to the measurement problem in quantum mechanics (‘objective reduction’, ‘OR’) which, he further suggests, is the origin of consciousness, leading to a theory of brain function (’orchestrated objective reduction’, “Orch OR’). And Roger’s concept of Conformal Cyclic Cosmology (‘CCC’) posits a serial, eternal universe, with the Big Bang preceded by previous aeons. The online conference will cover these 4 major inter-related areas of Roger’s work. 

4 Sessions with colleagues and associated scientists

  • Black Holes
  • Quantum Measurement – Objective Reduction (OR)
  • Consciousness – Orch OR / Panel: Quantum Biology of Microtubules
  • A Pre-Big Bang Universe – Conformal Cyclic Cosmology

Day 1 – Tuesday -  August 3, 2021   9:00 am – 12:30 pm  PST/AZ

OVERVIEW

Session Chair                          

Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am                           

Sir Roger Penrose, Nobel Laureate                                                     

Oxford University                                                          

Consciousness, Quantum State Reduction, Black Holes, and Conformal Cyclic Cosmology— Connecting Threads

 

BLACK HOLES

Session Chair                                                    

Roger Penrose, Nobel Laureate, Oxford University

  

10:30 am – 11:15 am                                      

Reinhard Genzel, Nobel Laureate                                                      

Max Planck Institute/UC Berkeley                                          

A 40-Year Journey      

 

11:15 am – 12:00 noon                                  

Roger Blandford                    

Stanford University

Black Holes - Nature or Nurture?:

The Roles of Rotation and Accretion in Powering Cosmic Sources

 

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm                      

Discussion

 

Day 2 – Wednesday -  August 4, 2021   9:00 am – 12:30 pm PST/AZ

 

QUANTUM MEASUREMENT – OBJECTIVE REDUCTION (OR)     

                               

Session Chair                                      

Roger Blandford, Stanford University

 

9:00 am – 9:45 am                             

Ivette Fuentes-Guridi

University of Southampton   

Exploring the unification of quantum theory and general relativity with a Bose-Einstein condensate”

                                                                                                                             

9:45 am – 10:30 am                            

Hendrik Ulbricht                                              

University of Southampton     

Probing new physics by levitated mechanical systems

 

10:30 am – 11:15 am                          

Dirk Bouwmeester                                          

UC Santa Barbara | Leiden University, NL

An experimental investigation of the reduction of the quantum wavefunction

 

11:15 am – 12:00 noon                                    

Philip C.E. Stamp

University of British Columbia

The correlated worldline (CWL)  theory of quantum gravity

 

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm                                      

Discussion      

                            

Day 3 – Thursday -  August 5, 2021   9:00 am – 12:30 pm PST/AZ

 

CONSCIOUSNESS – ORCH OR

 

Session Chair

Justin Riddle, University of North Carolina

 

9:00 am – 9:45 am                               

Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona                                           

The Orch OR theory of consciousness

 

9:45 am – 10:30 am                                       

Greg Scholes, Princeton University                                       

Biological quantum phenomena and the brain

 

10:30 am – 11:15 am                         

Alysson Muotri, UC San Diego

Complex neural networks spontaneously emerge from human brain organoids

 

PANEL – QUANTUM BIOLOGY OF MICROTUBULES                                  

11:15 am - 11:25 am  - Opening Remarks                                                      

Jack Tuszyński, University of Alberta - Panel Chair           

 

11:25 am -11:35 am                                          

Aarat Kalra, Princeton University                                                             

Light at the end of the tunnel: Optical signaling through microtubules

 

11:35 am – 11:45 am                                        

Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University

Fano resonances in the resonance Raman spectra of tubulin and  microtubules reveals active quantum effects

 

11:45 am – 11:55 am                                        

Aristide Dogariu, University of Central Florida

Experimental and computational insights into the remarkable electromagnetic properties of microtubules

 

11:55 am – 12:05 pm                                         

Bruce MacIver, Stanford University

Probing consciousness with anesthetics

 

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm                             

Anirban Bandyopadhyay, National Institute of Material Sciences, Japan

Triplet of triplet fractal resonance band of tubulin, microtubule   

and neuron membrane: Quantum optics & microwave study

 

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm                         

Discussion

                          

Day 4 – Friday - August 6, 2021   9:00 am – 12:30 pm PST/AZ

 

A PRE-BIG BANG UNIVERSE: CONFORMAL CYCLIC COSMOLOGY

 

Session Chair                                       

Sir Roger Penrose, Nobel Laureate

Oxford University       

 

9:00 am – 9:45 am                               

Paul Tod, Oxford University

The mathematics behind Penrose’s Conformal Cyclic Cosmology

 

9:45 am – 10:30 am                            

Brian Keating, UC San Diego

Was there a Big Bang?

           

10:30 am – 11:15 am                           

Krzysztof Meissner, University of Warsaw, Poland

Black Holes and Conformal Cyclic Cosmology

 

11:15 am – 12:00 noon                                    

Vahe Gurzadyan, Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia

Cosmological Constant, CCC, observations

 

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm                                    

Discussion

 

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