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

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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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

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Job: Scientific Collaborator

Call for Applications:

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

University of Geneva

The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’. The position will be funded for up to 9 months from the starting date.

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Talks: Patricia Palacios

Patricia Palacios (University of Salzburg) will be visiting the Geneva Symmetry Group (GSG) this 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, 15 May 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Patricia Palacios (University of Salzburg, with Lapo Casetti): Re-defining equilibrium for long-range interacting systems

Thursday, 16 May 2019, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions):

Patricia Palacios (University of Salzburg, with Sean Gryb and Karim Thébault): On the universality of Hawking radiation

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Talks this week: Giovanni Valente

Giovanni Valente (Politecnico di Milano) 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, 8 May 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Giovanni Valente (Politecnico di Milano): Spontaneous symmetry breaking and physical inequivalence: the case of quantum statistical mechanics

Thursday, 9 May 2019, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions):

Giovanni Valente (Politecnico di Milano): On the paradox of reversible processes in thermodynamics

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Talks this week: Miklos Redei

Miklos Redei (London School of Economics) 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, 17 April 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Miklos Redei (London School of Economics): Categorial local quantum physics

Thursday, 18 April 2019, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions):

Miklos Redei (London School of Economics): Some features of Bayesian learning based on conditioning using conditional expectations

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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