Philosophy

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...

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2018 Feb 27

BHI Colloquium, February 27 | Angelo Ricarte | Erik Curiel

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge

Angelo Ricarte
Yale University

​Title:  Modeling the Supermassive Black Hole and Host Galaxy Connection Over Cosmic Time

​Abstract:  Stellar and gas dynamics lead us to believe that a supermassive black hole (SMBH) lurks at the center of every massive galaxy.  Their masses correlate with host...

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2017 Feb 07

BHI Colloquium: "How Thermodynamical Are Black Holes?," Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) | "Stellar Dynamics around a Massive Black Hole," Ben Bar-Or (Institute for Advanced Studies)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge



Erik Curiel

BHI Fellow and Assistant Professor
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Abstract: 

Serious problems have been raised about the idea that black holes "really are thermodynamical objects", for instance: that the Zeroth Law for black...

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