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Displaying all lectures given by: Andrew Wayne


PIRSA:11100122  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Discussion 1-Emergence and Effective Field Theories Conference
Abstract: TBA
Date: 28/10/2011 - 11:30 am

PIRSA:11100072  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Emergence and Effective Field Theories in Gravitational Physics
Speaker(s): Andrew Wayne
Abstract: This talks will focus on a particular example of emergent phenomenon in a particular system. By adding to our repertoire of emergent phenomena, it may help deepen our discussions of the topic in the abstract. The system belongs to the new family that has swept condensed matter physics and goes by th... read more
Date: 28/10/2011 - 11:00 am

PIRSA:11100101  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Emergence and Effective Field Theories in Gravitational Physics
Speaker(s): Andrew Wayne
Abstract: This paper has two aims. The first is to improve upon the diverse and often muddled philosophical characterizations of emergence by articulating reasonably precise necessary and sufficient conditions for a phenomenon to count as emergent in physics. Central to this account of emergence is the idea t... read more
Date: 27/10/2011 - 2:30 pm

PIRSA:10040016  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Explanation via Uncontrollable Idealization
Speaker(s): Andrew Wayne
Abstract: Many putative explanations in physics rely on idealized models of physical systems. These explanations are inconsistent with standard philosophical accounts of explanation. A common view holds that idealizations can underwrite explanation nonetheless, but only when they are what have variously been ... read more
Date: 23/04/2010 - 11:00 am
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