Veranstaltung: Bonn History and Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar, Tuesdays 14:15-15:45 (CEST), Bonn/online

The Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bonn [ ] invites everyone to the Bonn History and Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar. The schedule for the summer term is as follows:

9th April – Karim Thébault (University of Bristol), Decoherence and Probability
30th April – Jürgen Renn (Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology), David Bohm’s lectures on quantum theory and dialectical materialism
7th May – student presentations: Frauke Stoll, Gianni Klesen, Kartik Tiwari, format: TBD
14th May – workshop Foundational challenges in cosmological studies of black holes, format: hybrid, all-day long. Invited speakers: Antonia Frassino, Kristen Lackeos, Jamee Elder, Erik Curiel, and a number of contributed talks. Full schedule will be soon accessible on , please register separately by end of April. Organized by Antonis Antoniou and Juliusz Doboszewski, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG Project “Inductive Metaphysics”.
28th May – Robert Rynasiewicz (John Hopkins University)
4th June – Jan Michel (University of Düsseldorf), Can machines make scientific discoveries?
11th June – Tushar Menon, The inferentialist guide to quantum mechanics
18th June – Alexander Reutlinger (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich), Articulating Invariantism. Revisiting the Counterfactual Independence Account of Scientific Objectivity, format: in-person only
25th June – Jonathan Fay (Hertz fellow; University of Bristol), On the Reissner-Sciama hypothesis: Relative motion and the necessary existence of gravitation
2nd July, Alex Mathie (Hertz fellow; MCMP LMU Munich), Against ‘Interactionalism’ about Black Hole Thermodynamics
9th July, Abhay Ashtekar (Physics Department, Penn State, US  and Perimeter Institute, Canada), Einstein’s Universe and the Quantum

The seminar takes place on Tuesdays, 14:15-15:45 local Bonn time (CEST), in seminar room 1.070 of the Institute of Philosophy (in the main university building at Am Hof 1); everyone is always welcome to join in person.

Apart from talks explicitly listed as in-person only, this seminar is hybrid – joining on Zoom will be possible. Zoom links and reminders will be announced via Subscribing to this list is possible here: .

The most up to date schedule and the abstracts can (very soon) be found on: