Program

Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

June 24-25, 2021

Western University

With Keynote Address from James Owen Weatherall (University of California, Irvine)

“On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical and Quantum Physics”

Thursday June 24, 2021

10:00 am         Nikki Weststeijn (University of Amsterdam) “Wigner’s Friend and Relational Quantum Mechanics”
11:00amBreak
11:15 am  Colin McCullough-Benner (University of Leeds) “Applying Unrigorous Mathematics: Path Integrals in Quantum Theory”
12:15 am   Lunch
1:15 pm   Bixin Guo (University of Pittsburgh) “Ontology-first vs. Theory-first Approach to Reduction: A Case Study from Statistical Mechanics”
2:15pmBreak
2:30 pm   Kevin Kadowaki (University of California, Irvine)“Verification, Validation, etc.”
3:30pmBreak
3:45 pm   Keynote Address: James Owen Weatherall (University of California, Irvine) “On Stuff: The Field Concept in Classical and Quantum Physics”

Friday June 25, 2021

10:00 am         Caspar Jacobs (University of Oxford)                          “Comparativist Theories and Conspiracy Theories: The No Miracles Argument against Comparativism”
11:00 amBreak
11:15 am  Qiu Lin (Duke University)“Euler against Newtonian Gravity: “A Crude Hypothesis”?”
12:15 am   Lunch
1:15 pm   Femke Kuiling (University of Minnesota)“Why Einstein May Have Had Good Reason to Oppose the Geometrization of Gravity in General Relativity”
2:15 pmBreak
2:30 pm   Chanwoo Lee (University of California, Davis)  “Intertranslatability and ground-equivalence between logics”
3:30 pmBreak
3:45 pm   Awarding of the Robert K. Clifton Memorial Book Prize    

The LMP Graduate Conference is supported by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and Western University’s Department of Philosophy.

Organizers

Martin Zelko (chair), Dimitris Athanasiou, Thomas De Saegher, Yichen Luo, Todd Nagel, and Andrew Tweedie.