Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars Trinity Term 2023

Convened by Patrick Durr and James Read
All seminars 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 (27th April): Sebastian de Haro (Amsterdam)

Dualities and quasi-dualities: on solitons and phases of quantum field theories

Week 2 (4th May): Johannes Fankhauser (Oxford/Innsbruck)

Quantum uncertainty and empirical completeness

Week 3 (11th May): Renate Loll (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Questions on quantum gravity

:Week 4 (18th May): Paul Skokowski (Stanford)

Superpositions and beliefs about superpositions

Week 5 (25th May): Fedele Lizzi (Naples)

Quantum Observers for Quantum Spacetime

Week 6 (1st Jun): Doreen Fraser (Waterloo)

Philosophical implications of measurement in QFT

Week 7 (8th June): Dennis Lehmkuhl (Bonn)


Week 8 (15th June): Natasha Oughton (Oxford)

Why quantum theory? Understanding and explanation through reconstruction