Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics
International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY and the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
Hôtel Le Crêt, Morzine, France - 26 June – 1 July 2022
In recent years, the philosophy of quantum gravity and the philosophy of cosmology have emerged as new fields in their own right, with several summer schools dedicated to each. However, they remain largely unconnected, even though their intersection promises new scientific insights of great significance to philosophical question and the advancement of physics. This Summer Institute proposes to address conceptual, metaphysical, and epistemological implications of big bang, black hole, and multiverse models in quantum gravity: the fundamental nature of space and time, especially the beginning of spacetime, ‘before’ time or ‘outside’ space; the multiverse; the nature of physical law; and how we might have knowledge of such things.
These are just some of the questions that we will discuss in this Summer Institute, which addresses graduate students and postdocs from philosophy of physics and related fields.
Organizing Committee: Nick Huggett, Christian Wuthrich
For more information, please visit https://beyondspacetime.net/2022summerinstitute/
The Summer Institute is generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation. This support funds a significant part of room and board for accepted participants. However, there will be a fee of CHF 200 for each applicant, which will cover the remaining cost of room (single occupancy) and full board and the full participation in all activities of the Summer Institute. Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the site of the Summer Institute, and for incidentals such as beverages.
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