Seminar on the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity

September 26, 2013 - September 28, 2013
University of Illinois, Chicago

Chicago
United States

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Keynote speakers:

Jeremy Butterfield
Cambridge University
Elena Castellani
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Bianca Dittrich
Perimeter Institute
Jeff Harvey
University of Chicago
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 currently negotiating funding, which we anticipate will allow us to cover costs for presenters with no access to institutional funds, to cover partial costs for other presenters, and provide bursaries to help graduate students travel to the meeting. Details will be made available later.

Direct correspondence to: beyondspacetimeseminar@gmail.com.

Organizers:

Nick Huggett
Christian Wüthrich

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