Bucharest Colloquium in Analytic Philosophy 2013: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS

24-26 May 2013

Invited speakers:
Robert Batterman (Pittsburgh)
Brigitte Falkenburg (Dortmund)
Don Howard (Notre Dame)
Sandu Popescu (Bristol)
Miklós Rédei (London)

Program Committee:

Sorin Bangu (Bergen)
Robert Batterman (Pittsburgh)
Katherine Brading (Notre Dame)
Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge)
Brigitte Falkenburg (Dortmund)
Don Howard (Notre Dame)
James Ladyman (Bristol)

Antigone Nounou (Athens)
Ilie Parvu (Bucharest)
Iulian Toader (Bucharest)


25 May 2013
Invited speakers:

Mircea Flonta (Bucharest)
Carsten Held (Erfurt)
Don Howard (Notre Dame)
Local Organizing Committee:
Sorin Costreie (Bucharest)
Andreea Esanu (Bucharest)
Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest)
Sebastian Mateiescu (Bucharest)
Laurentiu Staicu (Bucharest)
Gheorghe Stefanov (Bucharest)
Iulian Toader (Bucharest)
Friday, 24 May
 9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:45 Invited Lecture: Sandu Popescu 
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:50 Contributed Talk: Neil Dewar
The Aharonov-Bohm effect and non-locality”
11:50 – 12:40 Contributed Talk: Alexandru Manafu
(Western Ontario)
„Piezoelectricity as a functional property”
14:30 – 15:20 Contributed Talk: Elay Shech
„Phase Transitions and Essential Idealizations”
15:20 – 16:10 Contributed Talk: Doreen Fraser
„Intertheoretic relations between statistical mechanics and particle physics”
Coffee Break
16:25 – 17:40 Invited Lecture: Don Howard 
(Notre Dame)
19:00 – 21:00 Conference Dinner
Saturday, 25 May
9:30 – 10:45 Invited Lecture: Brigitte Falkenburg 
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:50 Contributed Talk: Karim Thébault    (Munich)
„Time Remains”
11:50 – 12:40 Contributed Talk: Ioan Muntean
(Fort Wayne) 
„Principles, Constraints, and Equivalence in String Theory”
14:30 – 15:30 Einstein Symposium:  Jeroen van Dongen 
15:30 – 16:30 Einstein Symposium: Carsten Held
Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45 Einstein Symposium: Mircea Flonta 
„Eigentlich eine Ueberaschung? Einsteins Misstrauen gegenueber der Quantenmechanik”
17:45 – 18:45 Einstein Symposium: Don Howard
(Notre Dame)
Sunday, 26 May
9:30 – 10:45 Invited Lecture: Miklós Rédei 
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:50 Contributed Talk: Gábor Hofer-Szabó
 „On the localization problem of the common cause”
11:50 – 12:40 Contributed Talk: Sorin Bangu
„A metaphysical lesson from the physics of the weak interaction”
14:30 – 15:45 Invited Lecture: Robert Batterman