Geometry, Topology, and Gravity

November 4, 2015
Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (UK)

Room G2
Cotham House, Cotham Hill
Bristol BS6 6JL
United Kingdom

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This workshop marks the centenary of Einstein's theory of gravitation, the general theory of relativity. The workshop is comprised of four talks all of which concern aspects of the conceptual structure of the theory and its philosophical legacy. Generous time has been built in for open discussion.

All welcome. For further details, email Ryan Samaroo ([email protected]) or James Ladyman ([email protected]).

The schedule is as follows:

9.30am – 11am: Ryan Samaroo, University of Bristol

The Principle of Equivalence is a Criterion of Identity

11.15am – 12.45am: James Ladyman and Stuart Presnell, University of Bristol

Does Univalence Enforce General Covariance?

12.45pm – 2.15pm: Lunch break

2.15 pm – 3.45pm: Karim Thébault, University of Bristol

Regarding the ‘Hole Argument’ and the ‘Problem of Time’

4.00pm – 5.30pm: Robert DiSalle, University of Western Ontario

Experience and Space-time Structure: On the Ineffective Reasonableness of Mathematics

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