Philosophy of Physics, UMD

New Directions in the Foundations of Physics
Camera di Commercio, Viterbo, Italy
May 27–29, 2022

Sponsored by IQOQI-Vienna (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna), the John Templeton Foundation, the Descartes Centre at the University of Utrecht, and the Johns Hopkins University Philosophy Department.

Friday, May 27

Morning Session
Quantum/Gravity Analogues

Mathematics, Rutgers

9:30 - 10:50 Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs and the Misinference of Nonlocality JOHN BUSH
Applied Mathematics
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:30 The Latest Frontier in Analogue Gravity—New Roles for Analogue Experiments GRACE FIELD
Cambridge University
12:30 - 3:30 pm Lunch

Afternoon Session
Quantum Thermodynamics

Philosophy, Oxford
3:30 - 4:50 How Objective is Thermodynamics?
(based on joint work with Carina Prunkl)
University of Birmingham

4:50 - 5:10 Coffee Break
5:10 - 6:30 Thermodynamics as a Resource Theory, With an Application to Landauer's Principle WAYNE MYRVOLD
University of Western Ontario
7:30 pm Dinner

Saturday, May 28

Morning Session
Generalized Probabilistic Theories and Quantum Mechanics

IQOQI, Vienna
9:30 - 10:50 Nonclassicality as Generalized Contextuality (and only a little more) RAVI KUNJWAL
Quantum Information
Free University Brussels
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:30 The Operational Choi-Jamiolkowski Isomorphism EMILY ADLAM
Rotman Institute
University of Western Ontario
Lecture sponsored by Foundations of Physics
12:30 - 3:30 pm Lunch

Afternoon Session

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
3:30 - 4:50 Emergence, Reduction and Critical Phase Transitions
University of Salzburg
Lecture sponsored by Foundations of Physics
4:50 - 5:10 Coffee Break
5:10 - 6:30 Explaining Universality: Infinite Limit Systems in the Renormalization Group Method JINGYI WU
U California, Irvine
7:30 pm Dinner

Sunday, May 29

Morning Session
Space, Time, and Gravity

Philosophy, University of Florence
9:30 - 10:50 Losing track of the Spacetime-Matter Distinction in Astronomy and Cosmology NIELS MARTENS
History and Philosophy of Physics
Bonn University
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:30 Cosmology as Quantum Gravity Hydrodynamics, in the Sky and in the Lab DANIELE ORITI
Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Ludwig Maximilians U, Munich

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Discussants include: Pablo Acuña (Philosophy, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile), Chris Arledge (Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University), Guido Bacciagaluppi (HPS, Utrecht), Veronika Baumann (IQOQI, Vienna), Joseph Berkovitz (HPS, University of Toronto), Harvey Brown (Philosophy, Oxford), Caslav Brukner (IQOQI, Vienna), Elise Crull (Philosophy, City College New York), Michael Cuffaro (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), Michael Dascal (Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, Dublin), Rob DiSalle (Philosophy, University of Western Ontario), Mauro Dorato (Philosophy, Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Pete Evans (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland), Laura Felline (Independent Scholar), Thomas Galley (Perimeter Institute), Alexei Grinbaum (CEA-Saclay, France), Stephan Hartmann (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), Meir Hemmo (Philosophy, Haifa University), Ruth Kastner (Philosophy, University of Maryland), Adrian Kent (DAMTP, Cambridge), Michael Kiessling (Mathematics, Rutgers), James Ladyman (Philosophy, University of Bristol), Lorenzo Maccone (Physics, University of Pavia), Emilia Margoni (Philosophy, University of Florence), James Mattingly (Philosophy, Georgetown University), Tim Maudlin (Philosophy, NYU), Fred Muller (Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam), Matthew Pusey (Mathematics, University of York), Pascal Rodriguez (HPS, Utrecht), Rob Rynasiewicz (Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University), Karim Thébault (Philosophy, University of Bristol), Simon Saunders (Philosophy, Oxford University), David Schmid (Quantum Technologies, University of Gdansk), Lev Vaidman (Physics, Tel Aviv University), Giovanni Valente (Polytechnic University, Milan), Louis Vervoort (School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen, Russia), Manus Visser (Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva), David Wallace (HPS, University of Pittsburgh), James Weatherall (Logic and Philosophy of Science, UC-Irvine), Victoria Wright (ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology).

The number of participants is limited by available seating, so we regret that participation is by invitation only.

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