Philosophy

2018 Sep 04

What Exciting new Discoveries did you make this summer?

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI conference Room: 20 Garden Street, Cambridge (Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm)
Director of the BHI, Avi Loeb will have an informal talk with members of the BHI community on new research and current ideas.
Carina Prunkl

Carina Prunkl

PhD student: University of Oxford
MSc in Physics: Freie Universitat, Berlin
MSt in Philosophy of Physics: University of Oxford

My current research focuses on the philosophy of black holes and the philosophy of science. I am particularly interested in black hole thermodynamics and...

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2018 Mar 20

BHI Colloquium, March 20 | "The Motion of Bodies in Spacetime," Jim Weatherall | "Some Philosophers Look at Black Holes" Laura Ruetsche | Gordon Belot

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge

Jim Weatherhall
University of California, Irvine

Abstract:
I will discuss some recent work on the problem of motion in general relativity, done in collaboration with Bob Geroch (Chicago).  I will introduce a sense in which a collection of bodies -- including the solutions to some hyperbolic system -- could be said to "track" a curve, and then discuss some of the consequences of this idea.  See arXiv:1707.04222 [gr-qc] for details.

Laura Ruetsche
University of Michigan

Gordon Belot
University of Michigan...

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