University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project
University of Notre Dame
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 5737 S. University Ave., Chicago, Illinois, USA
July 22-27, 2018
Tomasz Bigaj, Jeremy Butterfield, Adam Caulton, Laura Felline, Cord Friebe, James Ladyman, Øystein Linnebo, Andrea Lubberdink, Fred A. Muller, Simon Saunders, Tina Wachter
Description: The conference is devoted to clarify the question as to what role modality plays in theories of physics. Has our physical world an irreducible modal aspect? Are there modal properties, entities or other conceptual tools which are indispensable in understanding physical theories? If these elements are dispensable, does adding modality help to interpret these theories?
Saturday March 17 – Saturday March 24
Traditional conferences and subject-specific workshops offer little room for having in-depth discussions about the foundations of physics in an open, creative and speculative way. Since the first meeting in 2013, this workshop has offered a platform for engaging in such discussions.
The 2017-18 Beyond Spacetime Essay Prize in the philosophy of quantum gravity goes to
• Adam Koberinski (Western): Problems with the cosmological constant problem
• David Wallace (Southern California): Why black hole information loss is paradoxical
As always, the papers are being made available on the philsci archive.
The MCMP is organising the fifth edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, and invites applications until March 5, 2018.
This year the focus will be on metaphysics. More specifically, we will have the following lecture streams: