The QISS 2022 Conference is organized by the QISS interdisciplinary initiative. QISS is a fundamental research initiative across disciplines, in the broader fields of Quantum Information and Quantum Gravity. We aim to found the physics of quantum spacetime on an information theoretical basis, bring within reach empirical access to quantum gravity phenomenology using technologies that quantum manipulate gravitating mesoscopic masses, and promote an extensive interaction between physicists and philosophers. The conceptual premise of QISS is to deepen the current understanding of this slippery but crucial notion that is rapidly taking a central role in our understanding of the structure of reality: Information. Funding is provided by a generous three year grant from the John Templeton Foundation awarded to the Center for Space, Time and the Quantum that coordinates the project.
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is the local host for the QISS 2022 conference. The Rotman Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute at Western University — fulfilling a unique niche in the spectrum of Western’s research strengths by integrating core humanities practice into the development and application of science. Current faculty research projects explore topics ranging from frontier research in physics, deep problems in neuroscience, wicked problems in policy, the intersection of health policy & medical research, and unexpected consequences of innovation.
Visit the Rotman Institute website to learn about opportunities for visiting fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and more.