Epistemology of Analogue Simulation

September 10, 2019
University of Geneva

M1150
Uni Mail, Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
Genève 1205
Switzerland

Sponsor(s):

  • University of Queensland

Selected speakers:

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuhan University (Alumni)
University of Geneva
(unaffiliated)
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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University of Geneva
University of Queensland

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Epistemology of Analogue Simulation
University of Geneva
Tuesday 10 September
9:30am to 5:30pm

We are pleased to announce registrations are now open for the workshop "Epistemology of Analogue Simulation" to be held at the University of Geneva on 10 September, 2019. The workshop is jointly organised by the University of Queensland and the University of Geneva.

Confirmed speakers: Florian Boge (Aachen), Grace Field (Cambridge), Sean Gryb (Groningen), Dominik Hangleiter (FU Berlin), Michal Hladky (Geneva), Francesco Nappo (UNC, Chapel Hill), and Patricia Palacios (Salzburg).

This workshop is open for all to attend. Registration is free, but required for catering purposes.

Analogue simulation techniques have taken on increasing significance in experimental science in recent years. In particular, analogue black hole experiments appear to provide insight into black hole phenomena, such as Hawking radiation, and analogue quantum simulation appears to provide a powerful computational tool for analysing intractable quantum systems. This workshop aims to explore the epistemology of analogue simulation, considering (but not limited to) the following sorts of questions: What epistemic license does analogue simulation warrant? In what ways, if at all, does the epistemology of analogue simulation differ from conventional experiment or computer simulation? In what ways, if at all, is the epistemology of analogue quantum simulation idiosyncratic compared to other forms of analogue simulation?

The workshop venue is room M1150, Uni Mail, Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 1205 Geneva.

All questions concerning the workshop should be directed to the workshop convenors:
Peter Evans (University of Queensland): p.evans@uq.edu.au
Karen Crowther (University of Geneva): karen.crowther@unige.ch

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