Philosophy of Dark Matter Workshop

March 29, 2021 - March 30, 2021
Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics, University of Bonn


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University of Bristol
Stockholm University
University of Cincinnati
University of Bonn
University of Western Ontario
Johns Hopkins University
University of Western Ontario
University of Valladolid
California State University, San Bernardino


University of Bonn

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29-30 March 2021

Online – via Zoom

Registration deadline: 22 March

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Simon Allzén (Stockholm)

“Dark matter, evidence, and theory confirmation”

Antonis Antoniou (Bristol)

“Reliability, informativeness and sensitivity in dark matter observation”

Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm)

“Exploratory observations with stellar streams”

Niels Martens (Bonn/Aachen)

“Dark matter realism”

Helen Meskhidze (Irvine)

“(What) Do we learn from code comparisons? A case study of implementations of self-interacting dark matter”

Robert Rynasiewicz (Johns Hopkins)

“Dark matter and referential handles”

William L. Vanderburgh (San Bernardino)

“Multi-messenger metaphysics: Evidence and inference in astrophysics and cosmology”


Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm)

Melissa Jacquart (Cincinnati)

Christopher Smeenk (London, ON)

Adán Sus (Valladolid)

For further questions, please contact the organizer, Niels Martens, at [email protected]

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March 22, 2021, 7:45pm CET

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