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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org