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Physicists and Businessmen Gather in Vancouver to Unravel All Theories

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

Amy Smart

Quantum Gravity Conference keynote speakers pose for an official photo in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. The conference, which is being attended by two dozen of the world's top physicists including three Nobel Prize winners, is holding sessions on the beginning of the universe, the importance of quantum gravity, black holes and time travel. Seated in the front row from left to right are; Jim Peebles, Terry Hui, Kip Thorne, Frank Giustra, Philip Stamp and Markus Frind. Standing in the middle row from left to right; Suzanne Staggs, Paul Lee, Abhay Ashtekar, Moe Kermani and William Unruh. Standing in the back row from left to right are; Jordan Wilson-Gerow, Steven Carlip, Slava Mukhanov, Peter Galison, Renate Loll and Alex Vilenkin.
Pose for official photoshoot in Vancouver, Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The conference, attended by her 20 of the world's top physicists, including three Nobel laureates, will feature sessions on the origin of the universe, its significance. Quantum gravity, black holes, time travel. Front row from left to right: Jim Peebles, Terry Hoy, Kip Thorne, Frank Giustra, Philip Stamp, Marcus Flind. Standing left to right in the middle row. Suzanne Stags, Paul Lee, Abhay Ashtekar, Mo Kermani, William Unruh. Back row from left to right. Jordan Wilson-Guerrow, Stephen Karlip, Slava Mukhanov, Peter Garrison, Renate Rolle, Alex Vilenkin. Photo Credit: DARRYL DYCK /THE CANADIAN PRESS

At the Hotel Conference Center in Vancouver this week. , set out to solve a problem that has puzzled physicists for decades.

His two pillars of modern physics--quantum mechanics and general relativity--as well as space, time, and gravitational forces, are used to describe the behavior of matter, respectively. has been used.

Peter Garrison, a professor of history of science and physics at Harvard University, said the problem is that the theories seem to disagree.

"These theories cannot live in harmony in splendid isolation from each other. After talking about how black holes fit into the equation, he said in an interview that they We know the world is an inadequate description until we understand how to put it together.

The speakers at the conference were mainly Nobel laureates Jim Peebles, Roger Scientists like Lord Penrose, Kip Thorne, but the people behind the institute come from the most unlikely of fields.

The Quantum Gravity Society is a leader in business, technology and community. It represents a group of leaders, including founding members Frank Giustra of Fiore Group, Terry Hui of Concord Pacific, Paul Lee and Moe Kermani of Vanedge Capital, and Markus Frind of Frind Estate Winery. Physicists Penrose, Abhay Ashtekar, Philip Stump, Bill Unruh, and Birgitta Whaley participate.

During a panel discussion, Mr. Lee asked why Vancouver "Why Vancouver? Because we can," Lee said.

Hui, who studied physics as part of his bachelor's degree, realized his childhood dream of organizing conferences and starting a research institute. He said he felt like

"I left the field to pursue other things," he said in an interview.

"How can I say this?" he said, before likening his high school hockey team to a man who never hung out in the Canucks' locker room.

Hui said he wanted to help, adding that he sees his role as a philanthropic cause and believes it will benefit Vancouver's economy.

Black Holes at Harvard University As a non-local, the founder of his initiative, Galison has seen increased interdisciplinary support for exploring some of the biggest problems in science. I am glad to

He described the conference as an interesting event that brings together people involved in technology and venture capitalism, as well as scientists from various fields. He said the launch of the institute also makes sense.

"This is also the kickoff event for something bigger and longer lasting." He said it was an opportunity to explore parts and non-overlapping parts from different angles.

"One of the places where they intersect is apparently the beginning of the universe, early cosmology, because when energy is incredibly compressed, when energy density is so high, , because we're at the limit where space and time bends, because it creates so much energy that quantum effects come into play," he said.

Introduced in the 1920s, the theory of quantum mechanics entered a world already shaken by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, and resonated not only with scientists but also with poets and philosophers. , he said.

"It's really disturbing that these things are incompatible," said Garrison.

Why didn't breaking the code happen in an instant, a week, or a year, he said.

"There is a tremendous amount of work," he said. "It's more like building a cathedral than throwing out a bike shed."

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 17, 2022.

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