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Program available: Phil physics at the German Physical Society this week

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
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Observatoire de Paris, 6-7 October 2014: Workshop on the History of Time Accuracy in Physics and Astronomy

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).

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Lakatos Award Lectures: LSE, 22 October 2014

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.
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Seminar on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity: live now!

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!

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Workshop: Journée Philosophie de la physique au séminaire Philosophie et Physique du Laboratoire SPHERE, University of Paris 7, 28 June 2013

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:
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Upcoming talk: ‘The problem of space in quantum gravity’

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’:
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Upcoming talk: “Humean possibilities”

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’.

Abstract:
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