Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics: Graduate Conference, June 5-6, 2014

LMP 2013

Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Physics Graduate Conference

With Keynote Address from Hans Halvorson (Princeton University), “The Invariant Structure of Equivalent Theories”

Held in conjunction with the UWO Annual Philosophy of Physics Conference (May 17, 2013), with speakers E. Curiel, J. North, J. Weatherall, C. Wüthrich.

 

The Tenth Annual Clifton Memorial Prize 2013 was awarded to Thomas Barrett (Princeton University) for his paper, "On the Structure of Classical Mechanics". (With Hans Halvorson).

The Tenth Annual Clifton Memorial Prize 2013 was awarded to Thomas Barrett (Princeton University) for his paper, “On the Structure of Classical Mechanics” (presented by the 2013 keynote, Hans Halvorson).

 

2013 LMP Speakers [L to R]: B. Feintzeig, C. Sebens, T. Kouri, E. Kubyshkina, L. Dunlap, T. Barrett, J. Martin

2013 LMP Speakers [L to R]: B. Feintzeig, C. Sebens, T. Kouri, E. Kubyshkina, L. Dunlap, T. Barrett, J. Martin


 

May 18-19, 2013, Stevenson Hall Room 1145

May 18, 2013

9:30
Teresa Kouri (The Ohio State University)
“Pluralism, Language and Meaning”

10:45
James Martin (Princeton University)
“On the Mathematical Role of Geometric Impurity”

11:45
Lunch

13:00
Charles Sebens (University of Michigan)
“Quantum Mechanics as Classical Physics”

14:15
Benjamin Feintzeig (University of California, Irvine)
“Hidden Variables and Commutativity in Quantum Mechanics”

15:30
Keynote Address: Hans Havlorson (Princeton University)
“The Invariant Structure of Equivalent Theories”


May 19, 2013

9:30
Ekaterina Kubyshkina (Université Paris – Panthéon-Sorbonne)
“Fitch’s Paradox and the Logic of a Rational Agent”

10:45
Lucas Dunlap (University of Maryland)
“Does the existence of a CTC allow for superluminal signaling?”

11:45
Lunch

13:00
Thomas Barrett (Princeton University)
“On the Structure of Classical Mechanics”

14:15
Joseph Rachiele (Princeton University)
“What QFT Says about the Building Blocks of Matter: A Cautionary Tale for No-Go Results about Ontology”

15:15
Awarding of the Robert K. Clifton Memorial Book Prize


The LMP Philosophy Graduate Conference is made possible by support from The Rotman Institute of PhilosophyThe UWO Department of PhilosophyThe Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesThe Faculty of Social Science, The UWO Department of English and the Joint Fund for Graduate Student Research and Scholarship – Research Western, from the Society of Graduate Students and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Organizers

Molly Kao (chair), Michael Cuffaro, Melissa Jacquart, Jessey Wright, Josh Luczak, Jared Richards

2017 Keynote Speaker

Doreen Fraser is a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Her research is largely in the philosophy of quantum field theory, but extends to broader issues such as analogies in physics and the applicability of mathematics.