James Owen Weatherall: Structure and Equivalence in Physical Theories
The Cambridge Masterclass in Philosophy of Physics is an opportunity for advanced students to engage with leading scholars on a cutting-edge topic, with an emphasis on pedagogy and discussion. The next seminar will take place on 12 Nov 2016 at Trinity College, Cambridge with lectures by Jim Weatherall followed by lectures by Adam Caulton and Eleanor Knox.
Registration Fee: £10, to be paid in cash on the day, to help us pay for coffee!
Saturday, 12 Nov 2016
|Registration & Welcome|
|Jim Weatherall, ‘Comparing Structure in Physical Theories’|
|Jim Weatherall, ‘The Gauge Argument Revisited’|
|Eleanor Knox, “Weather(all)ing the resurrection of the hole argument”|
|Adam Caulton, TBD|
Place and Time
The event will take place on Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 from 9:45am – 6pm at the Winstanley Theatre in Trinity College.
The Winstanley Theatre is accessible from the East side of Trinity Street. Enter the wooden doors just North of Heffers Bookshop and follow the signs through the entrance and up the main stairs on the right to the lecture theatre.
The following readings are recommended as preparation for the event.
- Weatherall, “Understanding Gauge” – arxiv:1505.02229
- Weatherall, “Categories and the Foundations of Classical Field Theories” – arxiv:1505.07084
- Third reading TBA closer to the date.