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Craig Dilworth – Applications of ‘Simplicity’ to the Special Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

November 6, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Conférence

Vendredi 8 Novembre, 10h00, au local 307 (3ième étage) du Département de Philosophie de l’Université de Montréal, 2910, boul. Édouard-Montpetit.

“Applications of ‘Simplicity’ to the Special Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.”

Par Craig Dilworth,

University of Uppsala

Résumé:

This talk is based on what I term the ‘simplicity way of thinking’, the nature of which I shall explain at the beginning of the lecture. Apart from the notion of simplicity, this way of thinking has at its base other concepts, the most important of which are those of complexity, nothingness and perspective. For example, what is simple in one perspective may be complex or nothing in another. The simplicity notion of perspective will here be applied to the special theory of relativity, an application in which each frame of reference is to constitute a perspective, and to quantum mechanics, where the wave and particle theories are each to constitute a perspective.

Atelier de Recherche Philosophie – Physique, Département de Philosophie, Université de Montréal. Contact louis.vervoort@umontreal.ca.

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