Talk: Charlotte Zito

The Geneva Symmetry group is happy to present a talk by Charlotte Zito (USI):

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, at 16:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Charlotte Zito (USI): String theory and trope theory: a hypothesis for the interpretation of the properties postulated by physics

Abstract: String theory postulates a universe made of strings: small filaments which, through their vibration, determine the characteristic properties of the particles included within the standard model such as spin, mass and electric charge. Trope theory on the other hand is a metaphysical approach that describes properties as concrete particular entities and is the main opponent of universalism, that on the contrary describes properties as abstract universal entities. The main purpose of this talk is to investigate whether the tropist approach is suited to interpret the properties of the particles described by string theory by considering the relation between objects and the geometry of spacetime.

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.


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I am a philosopher of physics at the University of Geneva.
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