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

Date: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 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

 

Title: Some Philosophers Look at Black Holes. 
 
Abstract: What? How? Why? And other questions philosophers might ask. 

 

 

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