Program

There will be lectures in the morning and the evening. In the afternoon, several working groups lead by postdocs or advanced PhD students will be proposed. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work in short talks.

Monday 20 July
18:30   Dinner
20:00 Detlef Dürr Why Physics Needs Ontology (abstract)

Tuesday 21 July
09:00 Christian Wüthrich A Philosophical Introduction to Ontology (abstract)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Michael Esfeld What There Is: The Fundamental Ontology of Matter Points (abstract)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Student Presentations (20min + 10min discussion):
Neil Dewar In Defence of Derivative Ontology
Pieter Thyssen Reaching into the Past: Or How to Slay Wheeler’s Smoky Dragon in Delayed-Choice Experiments
Jesse Holloway Vindicating Personhood and Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics, and Doing It Thoroughly and Frugally
Ryan Reece How Models Are Tested at the LHC
18:30 Barbecue

Wednesday 22 July
09:00 Dirk-André Deckert A Particle Ontology for the Dirac Sea in QFT (abstract)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Nino Zanghì Bell-Type Quantum Field Theory (abstract)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Student Presentations (20min + 10min discussion):
Keming Chen Our Fundamental Physical Space: An Essay on the Metaphysics of the Wave Function
Bixin Guo Philosophical Foundations of the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics
Vera Matarese A Structuralist Reconciliation between Bohmian Mechanics and the Pilot-Wave Theory
Aaron Schaal How Real Are Wave Functions?
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Tim Maudlin What Is a Law of Nature? (abstract)

Thursday 23 July
09:00 Jeff Barrett Entanglement and Disentanglement in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (abstract)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Sheldon Goldstein Can Bohmian Mechanics Be Made Relativistic? (abstract)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Student Presentations (20min + 10min discussion):
Kian Salimkhani On the Fundamentality of Space-Time
Thorben Petersen Passage, Relativity and the Development of Integral Wholes
John Dougherty The Hole Argument, Take N
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Lev Vaidman Wave-Function Ontology (abstract)

Friday 24 July
09:00 Anna Marmodoro Structural Powers (abstract)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Tim Maudlin The Ontology of Space-Time (abstract)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Working Groups
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Student Presentations (20min + 10min discussion):
Nahuel Sznajderhaus Revisiting Philosophical Assumptions for a Realist Approach to Quantum Mechanics
Florian Boge On the Epistemic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Parth Girdhar Unity of Quantum Bayesianism and Ontological Wavefunction
Juliusz Doboszewski Are Conspiratorial Models for Bell Inequalities Empirically Incoherent?
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Claus Beisbart Laws of Nature from a Humean Perspective (abstract)

Saturday 25 July
09:00 Jeff Barrett How Everett Understood Pure Wave Mechanics (abstract)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Michael Esfeld How to Get a PostDoc
11:45 Final Discussion
12:30 Lunch
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