Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars: Michaelmas Term 2023

Convened by Oliver Pooley

NOTE THE NEW TIME: All seminars will take place in person at 3.00 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 (12 Oct): David Wallace (Pittsburgh)
Thermodynamics with and without reversibility

Week 2 (19 Oct): Nicholas Teh (Notre Dame)
Understanding the Geroch–Jang argument

Week 3 (26 Oct): Sabine Hossenfelder (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)
Superdeterminism – the forgotten solution

Week 4 (2 Nov): NO SEMINAR

Week 5 (9 Nov): Tim Palmer (Oxford) and Chris Timpson (Oxford)
‌Superdeterminism and non-conspiracy revisited: a debate

Week 6 (16 Nov): Jonathan Halliwell (Imperial)
Aspects of Leggett–Garg tests of macrorealism

Week 7 (23 Nov): Neil Dewar (Cambridge)
The hole argument and mathematical practice

Week 8 (30 Nov): Bryan Roberts (LSE)
How black holes are really hot