We have uploaded two new videos of Fay Dowker’s public talk “Past, Present and Future: The Science of Time” she gave in Geneva on 17 May 2018 to our YouTube channel. The video exists in both English as well as in French (her talk was originally held in English, the introduction partly in French and partly in English).
I would like to draw your attention to the following public talk, which is organized by the “service de communication” of the University of Geneva, with the support of the Geneva Symmetry Group (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/):
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 18h30, Uni Dufour (room will be advertised):
Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London:
Past, Present and Future: The Science of Time
(The talk will be in English, with simultaneous translation into French.)
(Dedicated to the memory of Professor Stephen Hawking)
Opening of the conference by Professor Christian Wüthrich, Geneva Symmetry Group, Department of Philosophy, Geneva
For more information (with an abstract in English), please visit https://www.unige.ch/public/actualites/2018/la-science-du-temps/
Videos of the talks by Adam Koberinski and Rawad El Skaf have now been posted to our YouTube channel.
The videos of the December talks in Geneva by Karen Crowther and Vincent Lam have just been posted to our YouTube channel. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VhTJBl6Mpmfjj5q832rjg to find them! We apologize for the poor sound quality in the Crowther video.
We’re very happy to announce our two prize winners of the 2017-18 essay prize. As always, the papers are being made available on the philsci archive.
• Adam Koberinski (Western): Problems with the cosmological constant problem
• David Wallace (Southern California): Why black hole information loss is paradoxical
Call for Applications:
JUNIOR VISITING FELLOWSHIPS in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
University of Geneva
The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva (the Geneva Symmetry Group) solicits applications for short- to medium-term junior visiting fellowships for advanced PhD students and recent PhDs, to visit the group anytime between now and June 2018. The fellowships are funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’.
The videos of our conference, which was held near Geneva 27-30 June 2017, are now available on our YouTube channel on their separate playlist:
Two recent talks are now available on our YouTube channel – follow the links above (or look at the speakers page. Enjoy!
Fay Dowker: Being and Becoming in Quantum Gravity (or The Birth of a Baby is not a Baby)
Tim Palmer: What physics needs is not a quantum theory of gravity – but rather a gravitational theory of the quantum
We have put together the program with talks at UIC and Geneva this fall semester. More details, including titles and abstracts for the talks, will follow shortly and will be updated, as always, on the speaker page, where you will also find more information:
Looking forward to seeing many of you there. For those who will have to miss the talks, we will make the videos available as soon as they are ready!
We plan to live stream all of the talks this week on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VhTJBl6Mpmfjj5q832rjg) — as we think we have solved the tech problems. In the menu of options, select ‘live streams’ at around 16:15 Swiss time tomorrow, and you should see it.