# 2006

**Category Theory, Non-commutative Geometry and Quantum Theory** Askloster July 9-12, 2006

Day ONE , Day TWO , Day THREE , Day FOUR

### Day ONE: 9th JULY 2006

Opening of Meeting. General Introductory Remarks by **Georg Wikman**

A.M. Talks :

**Basil Hiley**, Emeritus professor of Physics, Birkbeck College, University of London

*Concepts of Process as a Basis for Understanding Non-Commutative Geometry*

**Ernst Binz**, Mathematics, University of Mannheim

*Field Theoretic Weyl Quantization for Vector Fields in Three Space
*

P.M. Talks :

**Nick Monk**, University of Sheffield

*Models for Space-Time and Pre-Space-Time*

**Bob Coecke**, Oxford University Computing Laboratory

*In The Beginning God Created The Tensors … as a Picture*

### Day TWO: 10th JULY 2006

A.M. Talks:

**Andreas Doering**, Theory Group, Physics Department, Imperial College London

*On The Possible Relevance of Topos Theory to the Re-formulation and Understanding of Quantum Physics*

**Qui-Hong-Hu**, Professor, University of Goteborg

*On a Proposed New Understanding of Electron Spin Based on Topological Considerations*

P.M. Talks:

**Tim Palmer**, Director, European Medium Range Weather Forecasting Centre, Reading, UK

*Dissolving the Mysteries of Entanglement*

**Freddy Van Oystaeyen**, Department of Mathematics, University of Antwerp

*Dequantisation of Space via a Topological Blow-Up (Part I)*

### Day THREE : 11TH July 2006

A.M. Talks:

**Maurice De Gosson**, Max Planck Institute and University of Vienna

*Symplectic Quantum Cells, Indistinguishability and the Gromov Squeezing Theorem : On The Topological Origins of Structure in The Phase Space of Quantum Dynamical Systems*

**Tim Palmer**, Director, European Medium Range Weather Forecasting Centre, Reading, UK

*Global Warming in a Chaotic Climate – Can We Be Sure?*

**Georg Wikman**, S.H.I.R.D. and Founder of Askloster Meetings

*Different but not Distinct : A Tentative Theoretical Framework for the Mathematical Representation of Indistinguishables*

P.M. Talks:

**Freddy Van Oystaeyen**, Department of Mathematics, University of Antwerp

*Dequantisation of Space via a Topological Blow-Up (Part II)*

**Stephen Wood**, Theoretical Physics Research Unit, Birkbeck College London. Sometime Researcher Natural History Museum London

*Complexity and Adjointness in the Structure of Biological Systems*

### Day FOUR: 12TH July 2006

A.M. Talks:

**Malcolm Coupland**, Department of Physics and Astronomy University College London

*Where Would Gravity Be Without Newton’s Third Law?*

**Barbara Piechoconska**, University of Uppsala

*Some Reflection on Maximality Principles in Set Theory and their possible connection with a Research Program **in Algebraic Physics*

**Ray Brummelhuis**, Professor Department of Mathematics, Birkbeck College, London

*On Some Aspects of the Structure of Time from a Mathematical Viewpoint*

**P.M.:**

*ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION BY SPEAKERS*

Closing Words by **Basil Hiley** and **Georg Wikman**

End of Meeting