Askloster – 2004

Being, Becoming and the Foundations of Physics

Askloster July 7-10, 2004

Day ONE: 7th JULY 2004

Opening of Meeting. General Introductory Remarks by Georg WIKMAN

Talk 1 : Reg CAHILL

A New Approach to Physics grounded in Process Philosophy

followed by General Discussion.

Talk 2 :  Basil HILEY

Why Non-Commutative Geometry (Part I)

Plus A Fresh Look at Spinors and Twistors from A Different Standpoint from the Penrose Treatment.

Talk 3 : Melvin BROWN

The Epstein Question regarding the Bohm Interpretation of Quantum Theory and Its Implications for Ontology

Day TWO : 8th JULY 2004

Talk 1 : Barbara PIECHOCINSKA

Physics from Wholenes? The Possible Meaning of the Wholeness Axiom in Set Theory for Perspectives on Physics

Talk 2 : Reg CAHILL (II)

A Qubit- based Approach to Fundamental Theory: A Possible Model for the Emergence of Spacetime Geometry from Quantum information

Day 3 : 9th JULY 2004

1) Remarks by Basil HILEY on Trajectories in the Bohm Interpretation of the 2-Slit Experiment followed by

Talk 1 : Tim PALMER

Wheeler’s Bucket of Dust and some considerations about Normal Numbers and the Bloch Sphere as clues to a Stochastic Hidden Variables Interpretation of QM

Talk 2 :  Reg CAHILL (III)

A New Theory of Spacetime and Gravity : A “Fluid Flow”  Interpretation of Spacetime Physics 

With remarks on the empirical evidence for Absolute Motion.

Day 4 :  10th JULY 2004

Talk 1 : Georg WIKMAN (Untitled)

Followed by General Round Table discussion

Talk 2 : Tim PALMER (II)

A Frequentist theory of Probability with particular reference to a Stochastic Hidden variable Model for the Sub-Quantum Medium.

Talk 3 : Basil HILEY (II)

Towards A Deeper Investigation of the Quantum Potential.

With some further remarks about the definition of Spinors and Twistors from an alternative viewpoint to that of Penrose.

Talk 4 : Georg WIKMAN (II)

A Journey with David Bohm :

From Many-Particle Systems and Phase transitions via Considerations of Collapse and Irreversibility to General Concepts of Order and Process

Plus Concluding Remarks closing the 2004 Symposium