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Mario Hubert: When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom

Mario Hubert. 4:30-6:30pm Wednesday Nov 28; CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, NYC), room 5307. Title: When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom (joint work with Vera Hartenstein). Abstract: We show that in the Maxwell–Lorentz theory of classical electrodynamics most … Continue reading

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Hanoch Ben-Yami: The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy

Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday Nov 20; 3rd floor seminar room, 5 Washington Place (NYU) Title. The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy. Abstract. I introduce a sequence which I call indefinite: a sequence every element of which … Continue reading

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Alison Fernandes: Three Accounts of Laws and Time

Alison Fernandes (Trinity) 4-6pm Wednesday Oct 24; room 125, 7 E 12th Street (NYU) Title: Three Accounts of Laws and Time. Abstract: Loewer distinguishes two approaches to laws and time: Humean accounts, which deny primitive modality and explain temporal asymmetries … Continue reading

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CANCELLATION- Massimo Pigliucci: the variety of scientism and the limits of science

Due to illness, this talk has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday Oct 16; 5703 CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave.). Title: The variety of scientism and the limits of science … Continue reading

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Daniel Sudarsky: a philosophical mantle on the primordial tensor modes in inflation

Daniel Sudarsky (UNAM) 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday Sept 25; 3rd floor seminar room, NYU philosophy department (5 Washington Place). Title: A philosophical mantle on the primordial tensor modes in inflation. Abstract: Inflationary cosmology’s account for the emergence of the seeds of structure … Continue reading

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Pre-Workshop Workshop

On Wednesday May 16, the day before the Rutgers-Columbia QFT Workshop, MAPS will host a pre-workshop workshop at the NYU philosophy department, in room 202 (5 Washington Place, New York, NY). See the schedule below for more details. =============================================================== J. … Continue reading

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Elise Crull: Questioning the Evidence for Cosmic Expansion

Elise Crull (CCNY) 4-6pm, Tuesday April 10, CUNY room 5307 (365 5th Ave, New York NY). Title: Questioning the Evidence for Cosmic Expansion. Abstract: expansion is a key feature of the standard cosmological model, yet evidence for it is not … Continue reading

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