Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars Hilary Term 2019

Convened by James Read
The following seminars will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room of Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. 

Abstracts are posted weekly.

Week 1 (17 Jan) Laurenz Hudetz (LSE)
The conceptual-schemas account of interpretation

Week 2 (24 Jan)  Patrick Dürr (Oxford)
Philosophy of the Dead: Nordström Gravity

Week 3 (31 Jan)  Yang-Hui He (City, London)
Exceptional and Sporadic

Week 4 (7 Feb)  Casey McCoy (Stockholm)
Why is h-bar a universal constant?

Week 5 (14 Feb)  Joanna Luc (Cambridge)
Generalised manifolds as basic objects of General Relativity

Week 6 (21 Feb)  Katie Robertson (Birmingham)
Reducing the second law of thermodynamics: the demons and difficulties.

Week 7 (28 Feb)  Alex Franklin (KCL)
On the Effectiveness of Effective Field Theories

Week 8 (7 Mar)  Karen Crowther (Geneva)
As Below, So Before: Synchronic and Diachronic Conceptions of Emergence in Quantum Gravity