Bristol, 4 November 2015: Centennial Workshop on GR

Geometry, Topology, and Gravity:
A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of General Relativity

4 November 2015, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL

This workshop marks the centenary of Einstein’s theory of gravitation, the general theory of relativity. The workshop is comprised of four talks all of which concern aspects of the conceptual structure of the theory and its philosophical legacy. Generous time has been built in for open discussion.

All welcome.

For further details, email Ryan Samaroo ( or James Ladyman (

The schedule is as follows:

9.30am – 11am: Ryan Samaroo, University of Bristol
The Principle of Equivalence is a Criterion of Identity

11.15am – 12.45am: James Ladyman and Stuart Presnell, University of Bristol
Does Univalence Enforce General Covariance?

12.45pm – 2.15pm: Lunch break

2.15 pm – 3.45pm: Karim Thébault, University of Bristol
Regarding the ‘Hole Argument’ and the ‘Problem of Time’

4.00pm – 5.30pm: Robert DiSalle, University of Western Ontario
Experience and Space-time Structure: On the Ineffective Reasonableness of Mathematics


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