Idea of the Workshop
Multi-time wave functions
, as first suggested by Dirac in 1932, are quantum
mechanical wave functions with N spacetime arguments for N particles.
This has the great virtue of providing a manifestly covariant representation
of the quantum state; one arrives at a relativistic version of the Schrödinger picture.
The occurrence of the N time coordinates poses both interesting physical questions
as well as challenging mathematical problems.
Recently, there has been significant progress in the theory and many interesting new
lines of research have been opend up. (See here
for a review.)
This workshop aims at bringing together people interested in discussing and learning
more about multi-time wave functions, from fields so diverse as mathematical
, relativistic quantum theory
, and foundations of quantum mechanics
March 26-27, 2018
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Bush Campus, CoRE building, room 433
please send an email
January 31, 2018
Organizers: Matthias Lienert
and Roderich Tumulka
- Multi-time Schrödinger equations
- Consistency conditions and consequences for possible interactions
- Multi-time formulations of quantum field theory
- Detection probabilities and generalized Born rule
- Multi-time integral and integro-differential equations
- Combination with "interior boundary conditions"
- Multi-time wave functions in the foundations of relativistic quantum theory
- ... and more
List of Participants
||Jacobs University Bremen
||University of Lausanne
||City University of New York
||UC San Diego
||University of Arizona
|Eddy Keming Chen
|Erik De Amorim
||University of Lausanne
Closest airport: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR);
from there take the Air Train
to Newark Airport Train Station
. Access to the platform requires purchasing a ticket from New Jersey Transit. Tickets are sold both at the airport and at the train station.
Trains: New Jersey Transit
trains from EWR go to New Brunswick Train Station.
prices for rides from Newark Airport to New Brunswick vary considerably according to demand (approximate ranges: USD 20-60)
In the Rutgers area:
Rutgers offers a free bus service connecting its various campuses. Schedules can be found here.
The free App RU Direct
may be useful. See below for instructions how to get to the conference venue.
We recommend looking for accommodation in downtown New Brunswick. The conference venue at Bush Campus
can be reached by the Rutgers bus service.
Some hotels in New Brunswick:
- Rutgers Inn (rates from USD 100 per night)
- The Heldrich (rates from USD 120 per night)
- Hyatt Regency (rates from USD 200 per night)
- Further hotels are located in the southeast of New Brunswick and may require renting a car.
- Airbnb may also be an affordable option.
The rates in brackets have been randomly checked at the hotel websites and may vary according to booking date and method of booking.
How to get to the conference venue
The CoRE Building
is located on Bush Campus
A map for Bush campus can be found here.
The workshop will be in room 433.
The closest bus stop to the CoRE Building is Hill Center.
From New Brunswick to Hill Center:
Depending on where in New Brunswick you are staying, one of the following options will be most convenient for you.
From Hill Center back to New Brunswick:
Take the H Route
(the A Route takes a longer way back). Depending on where you have to get, do the following:
- Victory Taxi (732) 545-6666
- Allo Taxi (732) 214-1111
There will be coffee breaks
in the morning and afternoon with cookies and small snacks.
, the Bush Campus Dining Hall
is a convenient option.
More lunch options are available at the food court of Bush Student Center
You are cordially invited to join us for the workshop dinner on Monday, March 26 at 6.p.m.
It will take place at Efe's Mediterrean Grill
in New Brunswick.
Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Please send an email
to let us know if you plan to attend it.