Oxford-Cambridge: “Establishing the Philosophy of Cosmology” Conference

1st Oxford miniseries: THE ARROW OF TIME, April 30-May 2 2012

St Anne’s College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS

April 30:
9.30 Joe Silk (Oxford)
Establishing the philosophy of cosmology
9.45-10.45 Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge)
Lecture 1: Under-determination in Cosmology: I: General issues
10.45-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.00 Roger Penrose (Oxford)
Lecture 1: The Curious Nature of the Big Bang: the Key to our Second Law of Thermodynamics
12.00-1.00 David Wallace (Oxford)
Lecture 1: Statistical Mechanics is not statistical

May 1:
9.30-10.30 Jeremy Butterfield
Lecture 2: Under-determination in Cosmology: II: The cosmological principle
10.30-11.00 coffee
11.00-12.00 David Wallace
Lecture 2: ‘And yet it works’: derivations of time asymmetry in contemporary physics & its justification
12.00-1.00 John Barrow (Cambridge)
Lecture 1: Varying Constants

May 2:
9.30-10.30 John Barrow
Lecture 2: Expanding Universes
10.30-11.00 coffee
11.00-12.00 Roger Penrose
Lecture 2: Conformal Cyclic Cosmology: its Motivations, Structure, and Observational Implications
12.00-1.00 round table discussion

For free registration go to: http://philcosmo.physics.ox.ac.uk/events

All welcome!


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