Projections is a series of sketches/drawings/paintings which are impressions of research talks I attended. As the name suggests, they are attempts to project my experiences of the talks onto a two-dimensional paper. These personal and impressionistic interpretations are inspired by the entirety of the presentation, including the content of the talks, the atmosphere in the room, the questions and comments from the audience, and the food served during the breaks.

I may occasionally tweet the sketches with a hashtag #kbprojections.

Select projections can be bought as prints on Society6.com: https://society6.com/kacabradonjic .

COSMOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF SPACETIME
Rotman Institute of Philosophy
Western University
London, ON, Canada
June 12-14, 2017

Robert Brandenberger, “Emergent space and its possible observational signatures”

Tessa Baker, “Agnostic Tests of Gravity”

Lee Smolin, “Galaxy rotation curves: missing matter, or missing physics?”

Francesca Vidotto, “Quanta of spacetime in a non-singular universe”

Henrique Gomes, “Timeless cosmology with records”

Karen Crowther, “Emergence, Reduction, and Correspondence in the Context of Quantum Gravity”

Nick Huggett, “Cosmological Aspects of Quantum Gravity”

Michela Massimi, “Three problems about multi-scale modelling in contemporary cosmology”

Niayesh Afshordi, “Reflections on Spacetime”

Simon Saunders, “What is space-time geometry? — the non-relativistic case”

Daniele Oriti, “Cosmology as quantum gravity hydrodynamics: emergent universe without fundamental space and time”

20^{th} Eastern Gravity Meeting
Penn State
State College, PA, USA
June 9-10, 2017

B. S. Sathyaprakash, “Results from LIGO Event 170104 – III”

Shreya Anand “Sky Localization and Electromagnetic Follow-up with Next Generation GW Detectors”

Carlos Lousto “Modeling the Black Hole Merger of QS0 3C 186”

Ezra Newman “Light-Cones, Asymptotic-Light Cones and Almost-Complex-Light Cones”

William Throwe “Local Time Stepping in General Relativity Simulations”

Abner Shimony Forum, EXPERIMENTAL METAPHYSICS 30 YEARS ON
Co-Sponsored by the BU Department of Philosophy and BU Quantum Computation & Measurement Lab
April 28, 2017

Marissa Giustina, “Significant-Loophole-Free Test of Local Realism with Entangled Photons” 2017

Wayne Myrvold, “‘Passion-at-a-Distance’: A Defence and Celebration”

Alyssa Ney, “Separability, Locality, & Higher Dimensions in Quantum Mechanics”

Eric Cavalcanti, “Experimental Metaphysics Beyond Bell’s Theorem”

UMass Amherst, PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIUM
February 24, 2017

Jill North, “Spatiotemporal Structure and the Relational-Subsantival Debate”
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE IN PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
Hosted by the University of Geneva and the University of Illinois at Chicago Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project
Williams Bay, Wisconsin, USA
June 19-24, 2016

Keizo Matsubara, “Dualities and Spacetime in String Theory”

Emergence and Correspondence Reading Group, Day 1

Carlo Rovelli, “Is Time’s Arrow Perspectival?”

Gordon Belot, “Ten Weird Things about de Sitter Spacetime”

Emergence and Correspondence Reading Group, Day 3

Emergence and Correspondence Reading Group, Day 2

Jenann Ismael, “Time Perception”

Alyssa Ney, “Functionalizing Space in Quantum Mechanics”

Gordon Belot, “Background Independence”

Alyssa Ney, “A Primer on Emergence”

Đorđe Minić, “String Theory – an overview”

Carlo Rovelli, “Space and Time (or not?) in Loop Quantum Gravity”

Christian Wüthrich, “Quantum Gravity: Motivations and Implications”

Đorđe Minić, “Modular Spacetime and Metastring Theory”

Jenann Ismael, “Seeing Space”

INFORMATION-THEORETIC INTERPRETATIONS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS
Rotman Institute of Philosophy
Western University
London, ON, Canada
June 11-12, 2016

Richard Healey, “Correlations, probabilities and quantum states”

Robert Spekkens, “Leibniz’s principle of the identity of indiscernibles as a foundational principle of quantum theory”

Armond Duwell “Understanding Quantum Theory”

Matthew Pusey, “Is QBism 80% complete, or 20%?”

Jeffrey Bub, “Yes! We Have No Bananas”

Marissa Giustina, “Significant loophole-free test of Bell’s theorem with entangled photons”

Gilles Brassard, “Information is the key!”

Rüdiger Schack, “Participatory realism”

Lucien Hardy, “Operational Road to Quantum Gravity”

Laura Felline “It’s a matter of principle. Scientific explanation in information-theoretic reconstruction of quantum theory”