A workshop on the philosophical foundations of geometry and physics, held on the occasion of Gordon Belot and David Malament jointly winning the Lakatos Award.

Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 09:45 – 18:30.
Location: LAK 2.06
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Lakatos Award Ceremony: To follow the next evening, 6:00-9:30pm.

Speakers: Gordon Belot (Michigan), Fay Dowker (Imperial), Klaas Landsman (Radboud), and David Malament (UC Irvine).

This workshop is open to all. Registration is online (and free).


Geometry and Physics, 4 May 2016, LAK 2.06
Time Speaker
09:45-10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:00-11:30 Klaas Landsman, “Bohrification: From classical concepts to commutative (operator) algebras”
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-13:30 Fay Dowker, “Causal Sets: Discrete Spacetime”
13:30-15:00 Break for Lunch
15:00-16:30 Gordon Belot, “The Mach-Einstein Principle of 1917-18”
16:30-17:00 Tea
17:00-18:30 David Malament, “On Relative Orbital Rotation in Relativity Theory”
18:30 Concluding Remarks

This workshop is made possible by the Lakatos Fund, the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method, and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences.

Organiser: Bryan W. Roberts