Astronomy and Cosmology Workshop

Location: Jordan Hall of Science

University of Notre Dame ISLA-Mellon Workshop

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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.

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

9:00 – 11:00 Session III: Philosophical Considerations of Evidence and Reasoning
322 Jordan Hall of Science

Cosmological Induction: A Familiar Philosophical Foe
Eric Hatleback, University of Pittsburgh

Idealizations and Approximations in Cosmology
Elay Shech, University of Pittsburgh

Ad-hoc Hypotheses: How to Save Your Theory
Leandro Guedes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Beyond Fitting the Light Curve: Defining and Using the Type Ia Supernova
Dylan Gault, University of Western Ontario

1:00 – 2:00 Catered Lunch & Discussion Session: Emerging Themes & Future Directions
322 Jordan Hall of Science