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A TIME TRAVEL EVENT
April 8 – 9, 2011


A TIME TRAVEL LECTURE
Friday, April 8, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Withers Hall 232A

Public lecture by Professor J. Richard Gott III, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, and award-winning author of Time Travel in Einstein's Universe and Sizing Up the Universe. Professor Gott will be signing copies of his books, 3:45 - 4:15 PM. No charge for admission to the lecture or the signing but space will be limited.

A brief introduction to the lecture will be provided by noted science-fiction author John Kessel of NC State. Philosophers Sara Bernstein of Duke and John Roberts of UNC (Chapel Hill), physicist Stephen Reynolds of NC State, and computer scientist Chris Hazard of Hazardous Software (creators of Achron) will serve as members of the discussion panel.

This lecture is sponsored by the NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the NC State University Honors Program, and the NC State Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

A TIME TRAVEL CONFERENCE
Friday, April 8-9, Park Shops 210

 

PROGRAM

Friday, April 8    
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Registration and Refreshments

4:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Title:
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"Time Travel and Determinism in General Relativity"
Chris Smeenk, University of Western Ontario
Ned Markosian, Western Washington University

     
Saturday, April 9    
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Title:
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"Killing Time Again"
Kadri Vihvelin, University of Southern California
Ulrich Meyer, Colgate University

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Refreshments  
11:00 AM -12:30 PM Title:
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Moderator:
"What Time Travelers Might Want and How to Give It to Them (Mostly)"
Geoff Goddu, University of Richmond
John Earman, University of Pittsburgh
12:30 PM -2:00 PM Lunch Break (Restaurants available nearby)
2:00-3:30 PM Title:
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Moderator:

"Truth in (Time Travel) Fiction"
Richard Hanley, University of Delaware
Jenann Ismael, University of Arizona

3:45-5:15 PM Title:
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Moderator:
"Time Travel and the Flow of Time"
Bradley Monton, University of Colorado
Joseph Keim Campbell, Washington State University

 

 

VENUE AND PARKING

All events will be held on NCSU's North Campus (www.ncsu.edu/campus_map/north.htm). For Friday, visitor-parking information can be found at: www2.acs.ncsu.edu/trans/visitors/index.html. For Saturday, parking is less restricted; you should be able to find a space in the lot next to North Residence Hall along Hillsborough Street.


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND FEES

As indicated, the public lecture is free; no registration required. Preregistration is required for the conference. See form: www4.ncsu.edu/~carroll/ttregistrationform.pdf. Conference fee: $25 (standard) or $10 (full-time students). Forms and payment must be received by April 6, 2011.


ACCOMMODATION

The Holiday Inn Brownstone (www.brownstonehotel.com) is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and all the time travel events. The Brownstone is offering a limited number of rooms at a special rate of $85 per night plus tax (single or double occupancy) to those attending the conference. The deadline for reservations to secure the special conference rate is March 18, 2011. Phone reservations: Call either (919) 828-0811 or 1-800-331-7919 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and mention the special rate code "PHL" or "Time Travel". Web reservations: www.brownstonehotel.com, Group Code "PHL".


ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT

This conference has been organized by John W. Carroll. The assistant organizers in charge of day-of logistics are David Auerbach, David Austin, Bill Bauer, Eric Carter and Stephen Puryear. Funding and space for the conference was provided by NC State, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the University Honors Program. Administrative support provided by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; special thanks to Ann Rives, Ken Peters and Michael Pendlebury.