LMP 2019

Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

June 10-11, 2019

Western University, Stevenson Hall, Room 1145

With Keynote Address from David Baker (University of Michigan)

“What are Symmetries?”

Held in conjunction with the Foundations of Quantum Field Theory Conference (June 12-14, 2019)

Monday June 10, 2019

9:30 am         Josh Hunt (University of Michigan) “Modularization and understanding through symmetry”
10:45 am  Russell Ahmed-Buehler (University of California, Berkeley) “Bertrand’s Paradox”
11:45 am   Lunch
1:00 pm   Maria Papageorgiou (University of Waterloo) “Relativity on trial: Impact on localizability”
2:15 pm   Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez (University of Notre Dame) “What Separability is…and is not”
3:30 pm   Keynote Address: David Baker (University of Michigan)   “What are Symmetries?”
6:30 pm   Dinner

Tuesday June 11, 2019

9:30 am         Helen Meskhidze (University of California, Irvine)                           “The explanatory and methodological roles of new simulation methods in cosmology”
10:45 am  Lu Chen (University of Massachusetts)“A Local Solution to Weyl’s Tile Argument”
11:45 am   Lunch
1:00 pm   Shahin Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh)“A Prescriptivists’ Two Cents on Theoretical Equivalence”
2:15 pm   Elliot Chen (University of California, Irvine)    “Impenetrability in Accord with Certain Laws: Newton on the Concept of Body and Action at a Distance”
3:15 pm   Awarding of the Robert K. Clifton Memorial Book Prize     Winner: Helen Meskhidze

The LMP Graduate Conference is supported by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Western’s Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), School of Graduate & Postgraduate Studies, and Western Research.


Martin Zelko (chair), Dimitris Athanasiou, Thomas De Saegher, Marie Gueguen, Adam Koberinski, Todd Nagel, Sadegh Balal Niaki, Ozer Turker, Peter Verveniotis