Bas van Fraassen: Epistemological implications of Bell’s inequality
Online, 21 March 2022 at 7 pm CET
On March 21st, Bas van Fraassen will kick off a new lecture series on philosophy of science (very broadly construed). All information, including background readings and the Zoom link, will be posted here: https://www.philosophiederphysik.de/quarterly-lectures
The series is mainly directed at undergraduate students, but anyone interested is welcome to join. Also, students are welcome to suggest speakers for future events via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers: Oxana Shaya (Aachen), Niels Linnemann (Bremen/Rotman), and Kian Salimkhani (Cologne)
The Lichtenberg research seminar on history and philosophy of physics is restarting. This is a weekly research seminar during (the University of Bonn’s) term time, organised by the Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics. During the winter semester 2020-21 all talks will be online, via zoom. For the schedule, please visit https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/events.html
For the zoom-link, and/or weekly reminders, please contact the organisers, Dennis Lehmkuhl and Niels Martens, at nmartens[at]uni-bonn[dot]de
I would like to draw your attention to the following public talk, which is organized by the “service de communication” of the University of Geneva, with the support of the Geneva Symmetry Group (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/):
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 18h30, Uni Dufour (room will be advertised):
Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London:
Past, Present and Future: The Science of Time
(The talk will be in English, with simultaneous translation into French.)
The Annual Meeting of the Working Group for Philosophy of Physics of the German Physical Society takes place this week (29.02.2016 – 02.03.2016) in Hamburg. The programme is now available online: http://www.dpg-verhandlungen.de/year/2016/conference/hamburg/static/agphil.pdf
Next week, I will be giving a talk entitled “The conspicuous absence of space and time in quantum gravity” at the Workshop on the History of Time Accuracy in Physics and Astronomy to be held at the Observatoire de Paris, 6-7 October 2014. For details, please see the attached program.
This workshop will feature a public debate:
Debate: Faut-il tuer le temps?
Tuesday October 7, 19h00, Palais de la Découverte
Public debate between Carlo Rovelli (Université de Méditeranée and Centre de physique théorique de Luminy) and Patrick Peter (Institut d’astrophysique de Paris), moderated by Michel Blay (CNRS).
Laura Ruetsche and David Wallace will give the Lakatos Award lectures on Wednesday 22nd October from 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, to be followed by a reception in the Senior Common Room, on the fifth floor of the Old Building.
Yesterday, our seminar on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity was off to an excellent start, including the live blogging on the talks. We are about to start the second day, so please go to http://beyondspacetime.net/ to follow the live blogging, and for the program and handouts and slides!
Announcement of a “Day of Philosophy of Physics” at the University of Paris 7, Denis Diderot, next Friday, 28 June 2013, with speakers Jeremy Butterfield, Nazim Bouatta, Gabriel Catran, Oliver Pooley, Christian Wüthrich:
“Journée Philosophie de la physique au séminaire Philosophie et Physique du Laboratoire SPHERE”
Friday, 28 June 2013, salle Luc Valentin, 454A (for details on the location, see below).
Program and abstracts:
I will give a talk on Monday at Boston University’s Center for Philosophy and History of Science, where we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the First Osgood Hill Conference on Quantum Gravity. This will be a fun event, with talks by John Stachel, Roger Penrose, George Ellis, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, and Tian Yu Cao, among others.
Here is the abstract for my talk, entitled ‘The problem of space in quantum gravity’:
On 22 September, at the workshop ‘What is really possible 2 (WIRP-2): Logical and philosophical aspects of real possibility’, at Konstanz–a satellite workshop of GAP8–, I will give a talk entitled ‘Humean possibilities’.