Philosophy of Physics Workshop

Location: 400 Geddes Hall

University of Notre Dame Philosophy of Physics Workshop

April 20th-21st, 2016
400 Geddes Hall

12:00-1:00 Lunchtime brown bag talk: Bryan Roberts: Unreal Observables

1:15-2:00 Jeremy Steeger: Sheaves, generalized probability, and the hierarchy of quantum contextuality Kapustin’s rigidity theorem for quantum 

3:00-3:45 Pablo Ruiz de Olano: Intimate connections: symmetries and conservation laws in quantum versus 

4:00-4:45 Jamee Elder: Black hole complementarity and the information loss paradox

5:00-6:00 Elise Crull (CCNY): Loop quantum gravity and decoherence

Thursday April 21st
400 Geddes Hall

10:00-11:00 Don Howard: Decoherence and complementarity

11:00-11:45 Martin Beers: How to teach special relativity

12:00-1:00 Lunchtime brownbag talk: Nick Huggett (UIC): 'Emergent’ spacetime in non-commutative geometry

1:15-2:00 Sebastián Murgueitio Ramirez: Ontic versus epistemic quantum states, and the PBR theorem

2:00-2:45 Corey Dethier: Quantities of centripetal force in Newton’s Principia

2:45-3:30 Monica Solomon: Newton's mathematical forces: the curious case of cycloid motion

Workshop co-organizers: Katherine Brading and Nic Teh


Thursday April 21st
Cushing Prize Lecture: Eleanor Knox (KCL)
4:15-6:00pm 207 DeBartolo Hall

Spacetime Functionalism