Philosophy of Physics Research Seminars Trinity Term 2024

Convened by Chris Timpson

NOTE THE NEW TIME: 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 (25 April): Simon Saunders (Oxford)
Finite frequentism explains quantum probability (or: Gibbs meets Everett)

Week 2 (2 May): Natasha Oughton (National Quantum Computing Centre)
Why quantum theory? Understanding and explanation through reconstruction

Week 3 (9 May): NO SEMINAR

Week 4 (16 May): Jingy Wu (LSE)
Between a Stone and a Hausdorff space

Week 5 (23 May):Daniel Grimmer (Oxford)
In search of new spacetimes: topological redescription via the ISE method

Week 6 (30 May): NO SEMINAR

Week 7 (6 June): Oliver Pooely (Oxford)
Dynamical versus geometrical approaches to spacetime structure

Week 8 (13 June): Giovanni Valente (Milan)
On the quantum Boltzmann equation: what is the source, if any, of irreversibility?