>> Jeremy Butterfield (U. Cambridge)
Dates: 20th-23rd June 2018 | Location: UvA | Host: Jeroen van Dongen
Jeremy Butterfield is a distinguished philosopher of physics, a senior research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, a fellow of the British Academy, and a past President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. Jeremy has worked extensively and made significant contributions to the philosophy of emergence.
The aim of Butterfield's visit is to explore certain philosophy of physics issues related to emergence together with collaborators at UvA. Butterfield, Sebastian de Haro, Jeroen van Dongen and Manus Visser are working together on aspects of duality that bear on emergence. Specifically, they are working on a paper that addresses questions of emergence of black holes in string theory (in particular, the 1996 Strominger-Vafa black hole entropy calculation and how that relates to discussions of emergence). Jeremy will be giving a talk on dualities and emergence on June 22nd (see details here).