BBLOC Philosophy of Physics Grad Workshop

December 14, 2023
Department of Philosophy, King's College London

King's College London Strand
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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This event is available both online and in-person


University of Bristol
King's College London

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On Thursday 14th Dec King’s College London will host the second graduate workshop on Philosophy of Physics on behalf of the BBLOC (Bristol-Birmingham-London-Oxford-Cambridge) Group, also open to recent graduates within a year of completion. 

The idea is to have a relaxed and friendly day with opportunities to meet other grad students working on similar areas as well as present and get feedback your own work. The workshop will be primarily in person and we expect all speakers to attend in person, however there will be a hybrid option for those who cannot make it and want to listen in. We welcome submissions from students at any stage (Masters students, PhD students, and those who submitted their thesis within the last year), and you do not have to be part of the BBLOC universities to apply. Attendance is open to everyone regardless of career stage! 

Submissions for abstracts are closed. Please use the following link to sign up for attendance:

Program (the day will take place in Bush House (SE) 1.06):

10.30-11.00 – Arrivals and Welcome

11.00-11.50 – Noemi Bolzonetti (University of Italian Switzerland) - Pattern Wave Function Priority Monism

11.50-12.40 – Jonathan Fay (University of Bristol) - On the Relativity of Magnitudes: Delboeuf’s forgotten contribution to the 19th Century problem of space

12.40-14.00 – Lunch

14.00-14.50 – Paolo Faglia (University of Oxford) - Relational Quantum Mechanics: what is an interaction?

14.50-15.40 – Marta Pedroni (University of Geneva) - The singular case of spacetime singularities in quantum gravity

15.40-16.00 – Break

16.00-16.50 – Nicola Bamonti (Scuola Normale Superiore) – What is reference frame in General Relativity?

16.50-17.40 – Anton Sverdlikov (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) - Event Structural Realism

After – Drinks and Dinner

If you choose to attend online we will send a link a few days before.

Looking forward to seeing people there! Any questions please contact us at [email protected].

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