8:30am Thursday, March 20 - 12:30pm Friday, March 21, 2014

Social and Behavior Science Gateway (SBSG), Room 1517

Organizers: Jeff Barrett (LPS, UC Irvine), Ben Feintzeig (LPS, UC Irvine) Hans Halvorson (Philosophy, Princeton), Giovanni Valente (Philosophy, Pittsburgh), and Jim Weatherall (LPS, UC Irvine)

Keynote Address: Charlotte Werndl (LSE), "Justifying Typicality Measures of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems"

Over the past decades, philosophers of physics and others have made important contributions
to the

mathematical and conceptual foundations of physical theories by critically analyzing
how the

mathematical structures of such theories inform central philosophical concerns, and
in some cases by

proving new theorems of high philosophical interest. This conference, the second
in a series, aims to

bring together physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers of physics working on
such technical issues.

The call for papers is now closed. The conference program, along with the abstract for Professor Werndl's keynote address, can be found here.

This conference will be followed immediately by a three day workshop on the Foundations of Gauge Theories. For more information on this event, see /node/24848.

More information on the first Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton Conference on the Mathematical
and

Conceptual Foundations of Physics, which was held at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy
of Science

in April, 2013, can be found here__.__ That event was immediately followed by a workshop on Relativistic Causality, described
here__.____ __

The organizers gratefully acknowledge support from the School of Social Sciences
at UCI, the UCI

Interdisciplinary Program in History and Philosophy of Science, and the Foundational
Questions Institute.

For further information, please contact James Weatherall, james.owen.weatherall@uci.edu