SCHEDULE 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 

 09:00-09:20 Registration 

09:20-09:30 Welcome 

09:30-10:10 Luca Gasparinetti (University of Padua) Quantum Gravity and Time’s Arrow: why Primitivism should Leave the Floor to (Local) Reductionism 

10:10-10:50 Vera Matarese (University of Bern) – Space the many substances 

10:50-11:10 Coffee break 

11:10-11:50 Marco Sanchioni (University of Urbino) and Enrico Cinti (University of Urbino and Université de Genève) – Simulteneity in non-relativistic quantum gravity

13:00-15:00 Lunch 

15:00-15:40 Daniel Grimmer (University of Oxford) – A Discrete Analog of General Covariance: Could the world be fundamentally set on a lattice?

15:40-16:20 David Schroeren (Université de Genève) – Quantum permutations are not qualitative isomorphisms (and what this tells us about haecceitism)

16:20-16:40 Coffee break 

16:40-17:20 Jeremy Steeger (University of Washington) – One world is (probably) just as good as many 

17:20-18:00 Timotheus Riedel (Université de Genève) – Against Wallace’s Proof of the Born Rule 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

10:00-10:40 Kiki Timmermans (King’s College London)-The thermodynamic arrow of time and retrodictions to a low entropy past 

10:40-11:20 Francesco Nappo (Politecnico di Milano) – The Projectability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem 

11:20-11:40 Coffee break 

11:40-12:20 James Fraser (University of Durham) – Classifying the Renormalization Groups 

11:20-13:00 Enno Fischer (IZWT) – Naturalness and the Forward-Looking Justification of Scientific Principles 

Funding: The conference is financially supported by the PRIN 2017 grant n. 201743F9YE (project “From models to decisions”) from the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

SCHEDULE WORKSHOP  
“MATHEMATICAL LIMITS IN PHYSICS” 

VENUE: Auditorium di via Pascoli 53, Campus Leonardo, Politecnico di Milano, Milan

Thursday, April 7, 2022 

15:00-16:20 Sam Fletcher (University of Minnesota) – Limits of Nagelian Reduction  

16:20-16:40 Coffee break 

16:40-18:00 Eleanor Knox (King’s College London) – Functionalism and inter-theoretic relations  

Friday, April 8, 2022

9:30-10:50 Miklós Rédei (London School of Economics) – On mathematical limits in physical theories

10:50-11:10 Coffee break 

11:10-12:30 Kasia Rejzner (University of York) – Symmetries in mathematical QFT

12:30-15:00 Lunch 

15:00-16:20 Katie Robertson (University of Birmingham) – The limitations of the thermodynamic limit

16:20-16:40 Coffee break

16:40-18:00 Lapo Casetti (Università di Firenze) – Infinite number of particles and infinite time limits in statistical physics: old and new insights 

Funding: The conference is financially supported by the PRIN 2017 grant n. 201743F9YE (project “From models to decisions”) from the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.