2013-14 Readings

4/24/14
Organizational meeting

4/10/14
Francois Englert, Broken Symmetry and Yang-Mills Theory

3/27/14
Frank Arntzenius, Space, Time, & Stuff, Chapter 3: The world according to quantum mechanics

3/13/14
Craig Callender, Taking Thermodynamics Too Seriously

2/20/14
Max Tegmark,  Consciousness as a State of Matter

2/6/14
Susan Schneider,  What is the Significance of the Intuition that Laws of Nature Govern?

1/16/14
Abhay Ashtekar, Luca Bombelli, and Oscar Reula, The Covariant Phase Space of Asymptotically Flat Gravitational Fields

12/16/13
Imre Lakatos, Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes

12/2/13
Jonathan Cohen and Craig Callender, A Better Best System Account of Lawhood

11/18/13
Francesco Buscemi, All Entangled Quantum States are Nonlocal

11/4/13
Jeffrey Barett, Empirical Adequacy and the Availability of Reliable Records in Quantum Mechanics

10/21/13
Sheldon Goldstein, Stochastic Mechanics and Quantum Theory
Guido Bacciagaluppi, A Conceptual Introduction to Nelson’s Mechanics

9/30/13
Jonathan Bain, Emergence in Effective Field Theories

9/23/13
Presentation: Gabriele Carcassi, Determinism and Reversibility: how they coincide with Hamiltonian mechanics and why they are needed

9/16/13
Tim Maudlin, On the Unification of Physics