The History of Thermodynamics and Scientific Realism Workshop
College of St Hild and St Bede, St Hild’s Lane
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The History of Thermodynamics and Scientific Realism
A one-day workshop, to be held on Tuesday 12th May 2015, at Durham University, Durham, UK.
9-10: Tim Lyons and Peter Vickers, 'Scientific Realism and the Challenge from Thermodynamics'
10-11.20: Keith Hutchison, 'No Miracle at all: The Thomson Brothers' Prediction that Pressure Depresses the Freezing Point of Water'
11.45-12.35: Barrie Tonkinson, 'Carnot, his Two Theorems, and a Phenemenological Context Relating Thermodynamics to Einstein'
1.35-2.55: Ben Marsden, Title TBC
2.55-3.45: Vasil Penchev: 'Reality in a Few Thermodynamic Reference Frames: Statistical Thermodynamics from Boltzmann via Gibbs to Einstein'
4.10-5.30: Owen Maroney, 'What is Temperature, Really?'
6.30: Drinks and dinner
May 1, 2015, 5:00am BST
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