Speakers & Participants

For organizational reasons, speakers will be invited to the seminar on a continual basis, usually one to three months in advance of the respective date. If you would like to suggest a speaker, please register as participant and contact us.

Confirmed speakers

Further confirmed speakers will be announced soon.

Name Institution Talk title
Anil Seth Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex tba
Karl Friston Institute of Neurology, University College London tba
Liad Mudrik School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University tba
David Balduzzi tba
Selen Atasoy Hedonia Transnational Research Group, University of Oxford tba
Carlo Rovelli Centre de Physique Théorique, Aix-Marseille University tba
Jennifer Windt Philosophy Department, Monash University tba
Rafi Malach Weizmann Institute of Science tba
Chen Song Brain Research Imaging Centre, Cardiff University tba
Jenann Ismael Department of Philosophy, Columbia University in New York tba
Larissa Albantakis Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison tba
William Seager Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto Scarborough tba
Ryota Kanai Araya tba
Alex Gomez-Marin Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad Miguel Hernández tba
Andrew Haun Center for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin-Madison tba
Erik Hoel Allen Discovery Center, Tufts University tba
Jeffrey Yoshimi Cognitive Science and Philosophy, University of California Merced tba
Catherine Tallon-Baudry Département d'études cognitives, École normale supérieure tba
Nao Tsuchiya School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University tba
Joe Dewhurst Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich tba
Kryzsztof Dolega Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research, Ruhr-Universität Bochum tba
Mike Johnson Qualia Research Institute tba

Confirmed dates

For organizational convenience, talks will be scheduled on a continual basis. Date and time of each talk will be announced to participants of the seminar via email, typically a few weeks in advance.

In addition, the following Google calendar provides an overview of talks which have already been scheduled. Please note that times are listed in Central European Time - Berlin, with adaptation to summer/winter time automatic, and all times and dates listed in this calendar may still be subject to change while email announcement is still pending.

To facilitate easy translation of time zones, you can add this calendar to your preferred calendar program using the iCal address below or, alternatively, Google calendar. We generally recommend you to log in 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.
iCal: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/3p0dea7cpdcuolu373fevn4pkk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Previous speakers in 2018:

Name Institution Talk Title
Prof. Adrian Kent Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
University of Cambridge
Quanta and Qualia Recording
Prof. Giuseppe Vitiello Department of Physics
Università di Salerno
A Quantum Field Theory Approach to the Study of Brain-Mind Relation Recording
Prof. Paavo Pylkkänen Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies
University of Helsinki
Does Quantum Ontology Enable the Causal Efficacy of Consciousness? Recording
Prof. Bob Coecke Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
From Quantum Processes to Cognition via Pictures Recording
Prof. Louis H. Kauffman Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
Sign and Space Recording
Prof. Paul Baird Department of Mathematics
University of Brest
Potential Information and its Role in the Emergence of Spatial and Temporal Structure Recording
Prof. Lucien Hardy Perimeter Institute Using Humans to Switch the Settings in a Bell Experiment Recording
Prof. Avshalom Elitzur Institute for Quantum Studies, Chapman University
Iyar, The Israeli Institute for Advanced Research
Interactionist Dualism: Anathema or Lesser Evil? Recording
Prof. Albrecht von Müller Parmenides Foundation and
Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
The Notion of an "Autogenetic" Universe and its Implications for the Mind-Matter Relation
Prof. Chetan Prakash Department of Mathematics
California State University, San Bernardino
Interfaces, Conscious Agents and the Invention of Structure Recording
Dr. Larissa Albantakis Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Consciousness and Autonomy within the Causal Framework of Integrated Information Theory Recording
PD Dr. Peter beim Graben Institute of Electrical Engineering and Information Science
Brandenburg University of Technology
Epistemic Quantization of Neural Systems and Mind-Matter Complementarity Recording
PD Dr. Kenneth Augustyn Department of Physics
Michigan Technological University
In Search of a Physical Foundation for Biological Mentality Recording
Prof. Michael Silberstein Department of Philosophy
Elizabethtown College
Neutral Monism: Reintegrating Space, Time and Conscious Experience Recording
Dr. Dr. Robert Prentner University of California, Irvine Topologically Structured Phenomenal Spaces and the Image of Nature Recording
Dr. Johannes Kleiner Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Hanover
Qualia and Symmetries
PD Dr. Markus Müller Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Vienna Law without Law - From Observer States to Physics via Algorithmic Information Theory Recording
PD Dr. Harald Atmanspacher Collegium Helveticum
ETH Zurich
The Pauli-Jung Conjecture
Dr. Kelvin McQueen Department of Philosophy
Chapman University
Consciousness and the Collapse of the Wave Function Recording