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

LMP 2014

Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

June 5-6, 2014
Stevenson Hall Room 1145

With Keynote Address from Doreen Fraser (University of Waterloo), “Renormalization Group Methods as a Case Study of the Applicability of Mathematics in Physics”

 

Held in conjunction with the Metaphysics within and without Physics Conference (June 7–8, 2014), with speakers J. Bricmont, A. Chakravartty, R. DiSalle, T. Maudlin, K. McKenzie, W. Myrvold, S. Psillos, L. Ruetsche, J. Wilson.

 


The Eleventh Annual Clifton Memorial Prize 2014 was awarded to James Fraser (Leeds University) for his paper, “Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Finite Systems” (presented by the 2014 keynote, Doreen Fraser).

The Eleventh Annual Clifton Memorial Prize 2014 was awarded to James Fraser (Leeds University) for his paper, “Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Finite Systems” (presented by the 2014 keynote, Doreen Fraser).

2014 LMP Speakers [L to R]: J. Eisenthal, K. Robertson, T. Moller-Nielsen, M. Jenny, N. Kellen, D. Malinsky, J. Fraser, J. Binkoski

2014 LMP Speakers [L to R]: J. Eisenthal, K. Robertson, T. Moller-Nielsen, M. Jenny, N. Kellen, D. Malinsky, J. Fraser, J. Binkoski


June 5, 2014

9:30am

Matthias Jenny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
“Alethic Black Holes”

10:45am

Nathan Kellen (University of Connecticut),
“Logical Pluralism, Alethic Pluralism and Intuitionistic Logic”

11:45am
Lunch

1:00pm

Daniel Malinsky (Carnegie Mellon University),
“Hypothesis Testing, “Dutch Book” Arguments, and Risk”

2:15pm

James Fraser (Leeds University),
“Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Finite Systems”

3:30pm
Keynote Address: Doreen Fraser (University of Waterloo),
“Renormalization Group Methods as a Case Study of the Applicability of Mathematics in Physics” 

5:00pm

End of Day 1


June 6, 2014

9:30am

Thomas Moller-Nielsen (Oxford University),
“On the Invariance Principle”

10:45am

James Binkoski (University of Massachusetts, Amherst),
“On the Viability of Galilean Relationalism”

11:45am
Lunch

1:00pm

Joshua Eisenthal (University of Pittsburgh),
“The Problem of Space”

2:15pm

Katie Robertson (Oxford University),
“Can Aharonov’s Two-time Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Solve the Measurement Problem?”

3:15pm
Awarding of the Robert K. Clifton Memorial Book Prize


This conference is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), The Rotman Institute of PhilosophyThe Department of PhilosophyThe Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and The Faculty of Science.

Organizers

Melissa Jacquart (chair), Olivia Komorowski, Josh Luczak, Nathan Moore, Jared Richards, and Jessey Wright

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.