2015: Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

Foundations of Statistical Mechanics
@ University of Michigan
Assembly Hall
Rackham Graduate School
February 1, 2015

“A Site Map to the Philosophical Questions about Statistical Physics”
Lawrence Sklar (Philosophy, Michigan)
10-11:30

“What Boltzmann Did”
Sheldon Goldstein (Mathematics, Rutgers)
11:30-1

Lunch

“Boltzmann, the H-theorem and the Emergence of Irreversibility”
Jos Uffink (Philosophy, Minnesota)
2:30-4

“Universality, Renormalization Group, and Minimal Models”
Robert Batterman (Philosophy, Pittsburgh)
4:30-6