Analogical reasoning in quantum gravity


Fraser, D. (2023). Analogical reasoning in quantum gravity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/23050135


Fraser, Doreen. Analogical reasoning in quantum gravity. Perimeter Institute, May. 12, 2023, https://pirsa.org/23050135


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:23050135,
            doi = {10.48660/23050135},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/23050135},
            author = {Fraser, Doreen},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity, Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Analogical reasoning in quantum gravity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2023},
            month = {may},
            note = {PIRSA:23050135 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Doreen Fraser University of Waterloo


Analogical reasoning has a long and distinguished history as a method for making discoveries in physics. I will discuss novel uses of formal analogies in twentieth century particle physics and condensed matter physics. I will then offer some reflections on how methodological lessons from these cases could inform the use of analogies in discoveries related to quantum gravity.