and the ontology of symmetries in physics
3-4 Jul 2017 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

Conference programme 3-4 July

Monday, July 3, 2017

Time Event  
8:40 am - 9:00 am Coffee  
9:00 am - 9:05 am Opening - Welcome  
9:05 am - 10:20 am A qualified defense of orthodoxy - Richard HEALEY  
10:20 am - 10:55 am Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism: Lifting the veil of gauge - Ward STRUYVE  
10:55 am - 11:10 am Coffee  
11:10 am - 11:45 am Shadows of symmetry: Absolute and relative in quantum theory - Leon LOVERIDGE  
11:45 am - 12:20 pm Symmetries and indexicals - Quentin RUYANT  
12:20 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch  
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm What symmetries with DES look like and how gauge symmetries are useful for the DES - Valeriya CHASOVA  
3:15 pm - 3:50 pm Two divisions of symmetries and some of their consequences - Joanna LUC  
3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Coffee  
4:05 pm - 5:20 pm In what sense, if any, of 'direct empirical consequences' do local symmetries have them, and why does it matter, if at all? - James LADYMAN  
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Time Event  
8:40 am - 9:05 am Coffee  
9:05 am - 9:40 am Direct empirical significance and physical identity - Simon FRIEDERICH  
9:40 am - 10:55 am On symmetry and observability - David WALLACE  
10:55 am - 11:10 am Coffee  
11:10 am - 11:45 am Equivalent and inequivalent spacetimes - Juliusz DOBOSZEWSKI  
11:45 am - 12:20 pm Approximate space-time symmetries - Samuel FLETCHER  
12:20 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch  
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Why gauge? Rovelli and Teh on electrodynamics - Alexandre GUAY  
3:15 pm - 3:50 pm The metaphysics of invariance - David SCHROEREN  
3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Coffee  
4:05 pm - 5:20 pm Taking it to the limit - Gordon BELOT  
5:20 pm - 5:25 pm Closing - Thanks  
  
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