XXII International School in Philosophy of Physics Philosophy of Cosmology

*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*

 

 

*PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY*



*XXII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics*

 

17-20 June 2019, Urbino, Italy


 

*Call for Participation*

 

We invite participation for the XXII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics to be held in Urbino 17th-20th June 2019.

The topic of the school is “Philosophy of Cosmology” and will feature lectures given by Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy), Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), and afternoon seminars given by Alfio Bonanno (INAF, Catania Astrophysical Observatory)Elena Pian (INAF, Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory, Bologna), Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino) and Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino)

- see the attached program for details.

 

The School will host a limited number of students, graduate students and early researchers depending on a successful application.

 

Application should include:

1) A cover letter

2) A CV

 

and should be sent to: cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail.com

No later than 15th of March. The subject line should be “Participation XXII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics”

 

Notification of acceptance is expected no later than 15th of April.

 

Accepted participants must transfer 70.00 Euros to SILFS before 15th of May 2019.

The Method of Payment is the bank transfer:

Beneficiary: SILFS – Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze

Bank: UNICREDIT BANCA (street: Piazza Aldrovandi n.12, 40125 Bologna, BO, Italy)

SWIFT code: UNCRITM1PM7

IBAN: IT81X0200802457000103307940

Reason for payment:

Contribution for XXII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics – Family_Name Name

 

Payment includes: program attendance, school materials and coffee break refreshments.

Please note that: accommodation, lunch and dinner are NOT included.

For information on B&B and Hotels visit:

https://sites.google.com/site/centroricerchecirfis/where-to-sleep-in-cesena-and-urbino

Lunch and dinner will be available at the university refectory. If you want to have lunch/dinner there the cost is about 10.00 Euros for lunch and 10.00 Euros for dinner. If you do not want to have lunch/dinner at the refectory, there are a number of sandwich places nearby. Moreover, it is possible to find very cheap rooms in the neighborhood.

 

Venue:

University of Urbino, Palazzo Albani, via Timoteo Viti 10, Urbino, 60129 Italy.

Download URBINO map: http://www.urbino.com/cartina-urbino.pdf

Visit also: https://sites.google.com/site/centroricerchecirfis/how-to-reach-urbino

 

For further info write to: cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail. com

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*Call for Papers*

 

We decided to give the opportunity of presenting at the XXII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics some contemporary researches in Philosophy of Cosmology. The call for papers is for those that would like to present their original papers at the other participants of the summer school. We have reserved three sessions for that. We think that this is an amazing opportunity for three young researchers to test their skills and propose their work to an expert audience. For this reason, we highly encourage

Grad students, Post-Graduate students and early researchers alike to submit an abstract (no longer than 1000 words) suitable for blind review to cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail.com  no later than 15th March. 

The subject line should read: “Submission XXII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics”.  Papers should be sent as a pdf file together with a title page containing info about the author(s).

Notification of acceptance is expected no later than 15th April.

Attendance to the XXII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics is free for the selected speakers. In the case of presentations with multiple authors, the attendance to the School is free only for one speaker (the corresponding speaker).

Please note that only the attendance to the School is free: accommodation, lunch and dinner are not included.

For further info write to: pierluigi.graziani@uniurb.it.

 


Director of the School: Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino)

 

Organizing Committee:

Gino Tarozzi (University of Urbino)

Mario Alai (University of Urbino)

Claudio Calosi (University of Geneva)

Alberto Corti (University of Urbino)

Pierluigi Graziani (University of Urbino)  

Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino)

Isabella Tassani (University of Urbino)  

 

Below is the program:


INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR PHILOSOPHY 

AND FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS, 

DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES 

OF URBINO CARLO BO UNIVERSITY, 

ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCES


XXII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics


PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY

Urbino: June 17-20, 2019

 

Monday, June 17

 

8:30- 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:30 Greetings of the Rector of Urbino University, Prof. Vilberto Stocchi 

 

9:30 - 10:50 Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy)

Spacetime Geometry of the World

 

11:10 – 12:30 Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Critical Assessment of Inflationary Cosmology 

 

 

16:00 – 17:20  Alfio Bonanno ( INAF, Catania Astrophysical Observatory)

What is the dimension of the spacetime?

 

17:30 – 18:15 James Wills (London School of Economics)

Singular behaviour and theory breakdown

 

Tuesday, June 18

 

9:30 - 10:50 Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Measures and Probabilities

 

11:10 – 12:30 Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy)

Anthropic Reasoning and Indexicality

 

16:00 – 17:20 Elena Pian (INAF, Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory, Bologna)

Astronomy in the XXI century: the multi-wavelength and multi-messenger approach

 

17:30 – 18:15 Tannaz Najafi (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland)

Cosmology and Probabilities. Is it possible to resist an emergent theory with conditionals?


 

Wednesday, June 19

 

9:30 - 10:50 Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Left or Right?

 

11:10 – 12:30 Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy)

Eliminative Reasoning

 

16:00 – 17:20 Vincenzo Fano and Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino)

The cosmological principle as a reliable inference

 

17:30 – 18:15 Kiril Maltsev (University of Oxford, St Catherine’s College UK)

Black Hole 'singularity’: breakdown of General Relativity Theory?

 

Thursday, June 20

 

9:30 - 10:50 Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy)

Statistical Mechanics of the Early Universe

 

11:10 – 12:30 Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Analysis of Spacetime Singularities