The first talk of our seminar series – by Nick Huggett – is on Wednesday February 3rd, at 9.15 CST.
Laws for Nowhere: the standard concept of law is, I suggest, significantly spatiotemporal, posing the question of how there can be laws in non-spatiotemporal theories, and most pointedly how laws could hold in non-spatiotemporal regions of spacetime. I describe a couple of quantum gravity models of the Big Bang (in string theory and group field theory), in a provisional attempt to demonstrate how such questions might arise.
Please come via zoom, or watch on Facebook. Details at https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/cosmology-beyond-spacetime/.