Seminar on the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity

September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago

Chicago
United States

Sponsor(s):

  • National Science Foundation

Keynote speakers:

Jeremy Butterfield
Cambridge University
Bianca Dittrich
Perimeter Institute
Jeffrey Harvey
University of Chicago
Nick Huggett
University of Illinois, Chicago
Christian Wüthrich
University of California, San Diego

Organisers:

Nick Huggett
University of Illinois, Chicago
Christian Wüthrich
University of California, San Diego

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The investigation of quantum gravity has been central to theoretical physics for at least two decades, but philosophy has only engaged with this field in very a fragmentary way. The purpose of this meeting is bring together people with research agendas in quantum gravity, to present their work and develop some common understanding of philosophical topics, questions, approaches, and solutions. Because the field is very new, many of those involved are near or recent PhDs – along with established scholars, they are encouraged to attend, to share their work or learn.

We are happy to announce that, with support from the National Science Foundation, we are able to offer four travel bursaries for ABD graduate students (those currently in a PhD program who have completed all coursework and qualifying exams) to attend the conference. (We will also consider applications from PhDs who have defended in 2013, if they have no full-time academic position before October 2013.) The bursaries are worth up to $500 in travel expenses.

For details on how to apply for a graduate travel awards, please see http://beyondspacetime.net/graduate-travel-awards/.

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September 27, 2013, 6:00pm CST

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