Talk: Louis Vervoort

The Geneva Symmetry Group is happy to present an online talk by Louis Vervoort:

Thursday, 8 October 2020, at 16:15 over ZOOM:

Louis Vervoort (University of Tyumen): The hypothesis of “hidden variables” as a unifying principle in physics

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Talk: Erik Curiel

Beyond Spacetime and the Geneva Symmetry Group are happy to present an online talk by Erik Curiel next week:

Thursday, 30 April 2020, at 16:15 over ZOOM:

Erik Curiel (LMU Munich): On the mathematical, physical, and conceptual cogency of quantum field theory on curved spacetime

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Talks: Alexander Blum and Stefano Furlan

The Geneva Symmetry group is happy to present a week with two talks, a more formal one by Alexander Blum (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin) and an informal seminar by Stefano Furlan (Geneva and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin):

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Alexander Blum (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin):The birth of quantum mechanics from the spirit of radiation theory (work done in collaboration with Martin Jähnert)

Thursday, 5 March 2020, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions) — please note the room change:

Stefano Furlan (Geneva and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin): On to Heligoland! Metainduction and narratives

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Call for applications: Junior fellowship in philosophy of physics, Geneva

Call for Applications:
JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS
University of Geneva

The Geneva Symmetry Group at the University of Geneva’s Department of Philosophy solicits applications for a six-months junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, starting 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant `Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’.

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Call for applications: Research Assistant (12.5%) in project ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’

The Geneva Symmetry Group at the University of Geneva’s Department of Philosophy solicits applications for a 3-year position as research assistant (12.5%), starting as soon as possible. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’. More information on the project and the research group is available at http://beyondspacetime.net/.

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Talks: Juliusz Doboszewski

Juliusz Doboszewski (Bonn) will be visiting the Geneva Symmetry Group (GSG) this week. The GSG is happy to present two talks by him, a more formal talk on Wednesday, and an informal seminar on Thursday (abstracts below):

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Juliusz Doboszewski (Bonn): No “no go” for LIGO prediction

Thursday, 19 December 2019, at 16:15 in room B111 (Bastions):

Juliusz Doboszewski (Bonn): General relativity as a classical limit

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Talks: Flavia Padovani

Flavia Padovani (Drexel University) will be visiting the Geneva Symmetry Group (GSG) next week. The GSG is happy to present two talks by her, a more formal talk on Wednesday, and an informal seminar on Thursday (abstracts below):

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Flavia Padovani (Drexel University): Coordination beyond coordination

Thursday, 28 November 2019, at 16:15 in room B111 (Bastions):

Flavia Padovani (Drexel University): On scientific representation

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Guest seminar: Vincent Lam

The MA seminar in Epistemology of Science taught by Baptiste Le Bihan and Christian Wüthrich will host a guest speaker this week:

Vincent Lam (Bern)

He will be discussing structural model errors as they arise in nonlinear models. As preparation, participants should read

Roman Frigg, Seamus Bradley, Hailing Du, and Leonard A Smith. Laplace’s demon and the adventures of his apprentices. Philosophy of Science 81 (2014): 31-59. DOI: 10.1086/674416

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Talk this week: Nadja El Kassar

Nadja El Kassar (University of Zurich/ ETH Zurich) will be visiting the Geneva Centre for Philosophy of Science this week. We are happy to present her talk this Wednesday (abstract below):

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Nadja El Kassar (Universität Zürich/ETH Zürich): Epistemic autonomy and epistemology in the digital world

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Talks: Laura Felline

Laura Felline ( Rome 3) will be visiting the Geneva Symmetry Group (GSG) next week. The GSG is happy to present two talks by her, a more formal talk on Wednesday, and an informal seminar on Thursday (abstracts below):

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Laura Felline (Rome 3): Quantum theory is not only about information

Thursday, 3 October 2019, at 16:15 in room B111 (Bastions):

Laura Felline (Rome 3): Mechanistic explanation in physics: the measurement problem

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