Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars Michaelmas Term 2022

Convened by Oliver Pooley and Henrique Gomes
All seminars (apart from the BBLOC seminar in Week 8) will take place in person at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room of Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. Talks will also be streamed, recorded, and (with speaker’s consent) 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 convenors directly.

Abstracts are posted weekly.

Week 1 (13 October): Caspar Jacobs (Oxford, philosophy)
‌The Model Is Not the Territory: On Quality and Isomorphism

Week 2 (20 October):Lu Chen (Koç University)
A discrete case for dynamicism

Week 3 (27 October):Christian Wüthrich (Geneva, Philosophy)
Laws beyond spacetime

Week 4 (3 November):NO SEMINAR

Week 5 (10 November):Ted Jacobson (Maryland and Cambridge, Physics)
Diffeomorphism invariance and the black hole information paradox

Week 6 (17 November):Patrick Dürr (Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Philosophy)
Conventionalism – a sophisticated philosophy for our (space)times

Week 7 (24 November):Natasha Oughton (University of Oxford)
Why quantum theory? Understanding and explanation through reconstruction

Week 8 (1 December): BBLOC seminar, Kings College London: Sam Fletcher (Minnesota and London)
The representation and determinable structure of quantum properties

For details of the BBLOC seminar, email Alex Franklin, KCL.