Astronomy and Cosmology Workshop

Location: 322 Jordan Hall

University of Notre Dame ISLA-Mellon Workshop

For additional information and the rest of the schedule see:

Useful information: the schedule for Saturday, February 23rd , and  the schedule for Sunday, February 24th.

What role does evidence and reasoning play in astronomy and cosmology? What are some of the philosophical implications of evidential reasoning applied to the largest scales of time and space? This interdisciplinary three-day workshop at the University of Notre Dame will bring together historians of astronomy, philosophers of science, and working astronomers and cosmologists to dialogue on how evidence and reasoning shape our theories of the universe.

Friday, February 22nd


3.00 – 4:30 Opening Tea (sponsored by History of Science Society Executive Office). HSS/Reilly Center Workroom Geddes Hall

5:00 – 5:45 Opening Session. (Digital Visualization Theater, Jordan Hall of Science)

Welcoming Remarks.
Katherine Brading, Director of the Program for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame.

Exploring the Relationship between Evidence and the Modern Conception of the Astronomical Universe.
Keith W. Davis, Director of the Digital Visualization Theater, University of Notre Dame.

6:00 – 8:00 Dinner (sponsored by Notre Dame HPS). Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science