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 first seminar took place on 14 November 2015 at Trinity College, Cambridge with 2 lectures by David Wallace followed by lectures by James Ladyman and Roman Frigg.
Registration Fee: £5
Programme (Print PDF)
Saturday, 14 November 2015
|Registration & Welcome|
|David Wallace, “Quantum Aspects of Statistical Mechanics”|
|David Wallace, “Two Kinds of Maxwell’s Demon”|
|James Ladyman, “Is thermodynamics a control theory? If so what follows, and if not what is it?”|
|Roman Frigg, “Rethinking Equilibrium”|
- Wallace, “What Statistical Mechanics Actually Does“
- Wallace, “Probability in Physics“
- Wallace, “Thermodynamics as Control Theory“
- Frigg & Werndl, “Reconceptualising equilibrium in Boltzmannian statistical mechanics and characterising its existence“
- Ladyman, “The Connection between Logical and Thermodynamic Irreversibility“
Place and Time
The event will take place on Saturday, 14 November 2015 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 next Cambridge Masterclass is scheduled for Saturday 14 May 2016, when the Master will be: Professor Klaas Landsman</a (Mathematics, Nijmegen)