Talks

Upcoming/Recent

  • Beyond Spacetime Seminar (University of Geneva, December 2017) Website
  • Spacetime: Fundamental or Emergent? Workshop (University of Bonn, October 2017)
    Website

Past (Selection)

“What is the problem of quantum gravity?” (part of symposium Towards a Methodology of Quantum Gravity, organised by Keizo Matsubara)

  • The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) Conference (University of Exeter, September 2017)
    Links: Website (video coming soon)

“Emergence as an inter-theory relation in quantum gravity” (part of symposium The Metaphysics of Spacetime Emergence, organised by Baptiste Le Bihan)

  • European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9) Conference (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, August 2017)
    Link: Website

“Understanding the emergence of spacetime from quantum gravity”

  • Conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity (University of Geneva and University of Illinois at Chicago, Geneva, June 2017)
    Links: Website; and video on YouTube

“Emergence, reduction, and correspondence in quantum gravity”

“On principles of theory construction and justification in quantum gravity” (with Niels Linnemann)

  • European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9) Conference (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, August 2017)
    Link: Website
  • Reasoning in Physics Workshop (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, December 2016)
    Link: Conference program

“The role of UV completion in the search for quantum gravity” (with Niels Linnemann)

  • The British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS)  Annual Conference (Edinburgh, July 2017)
    Link: Website
  • Metaphysics and Physics: Methodological Links Conference (University of Lausanne, November 2016)

“Coming to terms with the breakdown of spacetime”

  • International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the Philosophy of Quantum Gravity (Williams Bay, Wisconsin, June 2016)

“The correspondence principle in quantum gravity”

  • Beyond Spacetime Seminar (University of Illinois at Chicago, April 2016)
    Link to video: YouTube

“Decoupling emergence and reduction in physics”

  • Effective Theories, Mixed Scale Modeling and Emergence Conference (University of Pittsburgh, October 2015)
    Links: Conference programPhotos

“Novelty and autonomy as alternatives to, or bases for, a conception of emergence in physics”

  • Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences Conference (Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, November 2013)
    Link to video: QuicktimeFlash or Mobile
  • Serious Metaphysics Seminar (University of Cambridge, February 2013)

“Emergent spacetime in (condensed matter approaches to) quantum gravity”

  • Philosophy of Science Seminar (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, November 2013);
  • HPS Research Presentation Day (University of Sydney, May 2012)

“Effective spacetime”

  • Serious Metaphysics Seminar (University of Cambridge, October 2013)

“Comments on Oriti’s `Disappearance and emergence of space and time in quantum gravity'”

  • Quantum Gravity in Perspective Conference (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, June 2013)

“Effective field theory, emergence, and fundamental physics”

  • Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference (University of Otago, July 2011)

“Understanding effective field theory”

  • Centre for Time Postgraduate Seminar (University of Sydney, June 2011)

“Spacetime emergent from a Bose-Einstein Condensate”

  • Centre for Time Postgraduate Seminar (University of Sydney, August 2010)