Setting up for a pre-conference "closer to truth" shoot in a spectacular (if windy) location
Trying to be profound amidst the wind with Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Anthony Aguirre on the dirty secrets of cosmology
Matt Leifer on the dirty secrets of quantum foundations
Paul Davies on the dirty secrets of life
Vitaly Vanchurin and Giulio Tononi
Meia Chita-Tegmark and Max Tegmark
Rafting discussion group on whether the universe is a simulation with Vitaly Vanchurin, Giulio Tononi, Sumit Paul-Choudhury and Lee Billings
Lee Billings and Howard Wiseman
Max Tegmark and James Hartle
Panel on quantum experiments with Seth Lloyd, Andrew Briggs and XX
Federico and Elvia Faggin (and a senator from Massachusetts in the background)
Long line at the mike
Charles Bennett and James Hartle
Seth Lloyd on free will
Speed dating with science at the Banff public library with Larissa Albantakis, Sean Carroll, Carlo Rovelli and Bill Unruh
Carlo, Bill and Susanne Still
Carlo, Charles, Sean C., Sean Gryb and Susanne
Larissa on consciousness and integrated information
Explaining why you're living in a simulation
The kids tell me that if we had simulations with simulations the people would get smaller and smaller until they were eventually too small to exist.
I attempt to respond to the kids' challenge.
Speed daters Carlo, Charles, Sean C., XX, XX and Susanne
I changed my topic.
Panel on observers with Adrian Kent, Susanne, David Wallace, Alan Guth, Adam Brown and David Wolpert
Susanne offers a motto for the conference.
The consciousness discussion group worked hard throughout. Henry Lin, Donald Hoffman, Elvia and Federico
Finally an answer to those difficult indexical explanatory questions
Facebook on the mountaintop with Michele Arc and Raj Patel
David Wallace, XX
Emily Adlam and XX
XX, Emily and Michele
Mountaintop discussion group on how observers constrain physics (in one of its more disciplined moments) with Michele, Adrian, XX and Emily
Susanne, David, Max, XX
Greg Kestin and Emily
Claudia and XX
Panel on how science can make an awesome future, with Melanie Swan, Bart Selman, XX and Max Tegmark
Another long line. Jenann Ismael, Max, Melanie Swan, Elise Crull and James Hartle.
Panel decides what exists. With Jenann, Raphael Bousso, Carlo, Andreas Albrecht, Laura Mersini-Houghton and Donald Page
Stephon Alexander's eulogy
Lunchtime discussion of phi collapsing the wavefunction with Bernard Carr, Giulio and Paul
Giulio, Masafumi Oizumi, Larissa and Federico
Jeff and Jayne Tollaksen
Consciousness panel with Giulio, Masafumi, Max, Larissa, Federico and George Musser
Alan and Bill debate the reality of the wave function (with obligatory bear hats).
Raphael and Vitaly debate.
Emily and Bianca Dittrich debate the priority of events and processes.
Debate on observers and the wave function with XX and David
Sean C. and Alan debate the stable quantum state.
Another consciousness survey (B and C tied for first; I voted for C)
George's wrap-up with final thoughts
Joscha Bach's consciousness survey results
Debate on consciousness with Carlo (I'm against it)