Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars Hilary Term 2022

Convened by Oliver Pooley
Unless otherwise indicated, seminars will take place in person at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays of Hilary Term, in the Lecture Room of Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. Talks will also be streamed, recorded, and published on our new You Tube channel

Those on the philosophy of physics mailing list will receive an invitation to join the meetings online; others should contact the convenor directly.

Abstracts are posted weekly.

Week 1 (20th January): Tushar Menon (Cambridge)
Dynamical substantivalism

Week 2 (27th January): Claudio Calosi (Geneva)
Wavefunction monism

Week 3 (3rd February): Valeriya Chasova (Salzburg / Strasbourg / Louvain-la-Neuve) (Online only.)
Local symmetries have direct empirical status

Week 4 (10th February): Samuel Fletcher (Minnesota)
Relativistic spacetime: dependence and ontology

Week 5 (17th February): James Read (Oxford)
‌Curvature coupling, electromagnetic wave propagation, and the consistency of the geometrical optics limit

Week 6 (25th February): NO SEMINAR

Jowett Society talk (same venue as Thu seminar)
Week 6 (Friday 25 February):
Darrell Rowbottom (Lingnam University)

Week 7 (3rd March): NO SEMINAR

Jowett Society talk (same venue as Thu seminar)
Week 7 (Friday 4 March):Tim Maudlin (NYU)
‌Law, fact, or mathematical consequence? Metaphysical options in mathematical physics

Week 8 (10 March): Katherine Brading (Duke)
Du Châtelet, Euler, d’Alembert: constructive and principle approaches to philosophical mechanics

BBLOC SEMINAR Kings College London
Week 9 (17 March) Neil Dewar (Cambridge)