Talks this week: Bryan Roberts

Bryan Roberts (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, 13 March 2019, at 18:15 in Room L208 (Landolt):

Bryan Roberts (London School of Economics): Time reversal

Thursday, 14 March 2019, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions):

Bryan Roberts (London School of Economics): On the future of the weakly interacting arrow of time

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Seminar this week: Claudio Calosi

The Geneva Symmetry Group is happy to present a seminar by our own Claudio Calosi this Thursday:

Thursday, 7 March 2019, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions):

Claudio Calosi (Geneva): Relativistic persistence

Abstract: The paper presents a rigorous formulation of different metaphysics of persistence in relativistic spacetimes. Then, it addresses whether relativistic physics favors one metaphysics of persistence over another. It is argued that the relativistic argument is not conclusive, yet it puts considerable pressure on different variants of endurantism, roughly the view that objects persist by being wholly present at each time of their existence.

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Talks this week: Jos Uffink

Jos Uffink (Minnesota) will be visiting the Geneva Symmetry Group (GSG) this week. The GSG is happy to present two talks by him, a more formal talk today (sorry for the late notice), and an informal seminar tomorrow (abstracts below):

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

Jos Uffink (Minnesota): Schrödinger and the prehistory of the EPR argument

Thursday, 28 February 2019, at 16:15 in room B002 (Bastions):

Jos Uffink (Minnesota): Tatiana Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa and the foundations of thermodynamics

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Talk this week: Lina Jansson

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present a talk by Lina Jansson.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, at 18:15 in Room L208 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:

Lina Jansson (Nottingham): Is time like space when it comes to explanatory directionality?

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Talks this week: Fay Dowker

The Service de communication of the University of Geneva and the Geneva Symmetry Group are very happy to announce two talks this week by

Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London

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Talk this week: Yuval Dolev

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present a talk by Yuval Dolevi.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, at 18:15 in Room L208 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:

Yuval Dolev (Bar-Ilan University): Physics’ silence on time

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Talks this week: Mohapatra, Matarese, Martens, Salimkhani

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present a week with four talks, as follows:

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, in Room L208 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:
18:15-19:00 Sonali Mohapatra (University of Sussex): Non-local effective quantum gravity and gravitational waves

19:00-19:45 Vera Matarese (Czech Academy of Sciences): On the tenability of Humeanism in Loop Quantum Gravity

and

Thursday, 3 May 2018, in Room B002 at Uni Bastions:
16:15-17:00 Niels Martens (RWTH Aachen University/Epistemology of the LHC Research Unit): Dark Matter = Modified Gravity? Scrutinising the spacetime-matter distinction through the modified gravity/dark matter lens

17:00-17:45 Kian Salimkhani (University of Bonn): On pregeometry (joint work with Niels Linnemann)

Please find the abstracts, including Einstein score, below.

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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