The second stop on my trip was Leipzig. There I attended the workshop “Progress and Visions in Quantum Theory in View of Gravity” At the Max Planck for Mathematics in Science. The program put a lot of emphasis on discussions. Probably by far my most favorite conference so far. The discussions ranged from philosophical questions on the nature of time to more practical ones such as creating a quantum gravity wish list (what do we expect from a candidate theory to be taken serious) to more mundane questions of academic politics. (“Why is String Theory still a thing?”)
Monday night I went quick back to Berlin for a Science Slam.