Philosophy

2021 Mar 23

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm

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Lydia Patton (Philosophy) - Virginia Tech

Title: Population Synthesis in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics

Abstract: Population synthesis in astrophysics “does not have direct analogues in other fields of science...

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2021 Feb 23

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm

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Daniel Kennefick (Philosophy) - University of Arkansas

Title: The Wagers of Science: The Numerical Relativity binary black hole breakthrough and its implications

Abstract: In the late 1990s the NSF sponsored Binary...

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2020 Nov 24

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Roberto Lalli (Philosophy) - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Title: The Socio-Epistemic Networks of General Relativity, 1925-1970: The low-water mark, the renaissance, and the astrophysical turn

Abstract: In...

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2020 Apr 28

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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BHI Meeting Room

Piotr Chrusciel (University of Wien)

Title: Mass, and its positivity?, for solutions of Einstein equations with negative cosmological constant.

Abstract: I will review the notion of mass for solutions of...

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2020 Feb 11

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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BHI Meeting Room

Peter Hintz (MIT)

Title: Recent developments in Strong Cosmic Censorship

Abstract: Penrose's Strong Cosmic Censorship (SCC) conjecture is a statement about the uniqueness of solutions of Einstein's field...

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2019 Dec 10

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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BHI Meeting Room
The new BHI Fellows will derived a short presentation about their work. Speakers will be: Martin Lesourd (Mathematics/Philosophy), Kevin Nguyen (Physics), Achilleas Porfyriadis (Physics) and Max Zimet (Mathematics/Physics).
2018 Sep 04

What Exciting new Discoveries did you make this summer?

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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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 in philosophy from 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

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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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