Keynotes

 

06.08.2015

 

"Calibration and Confirmation in Climate Science", keynote speaker at the 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

06.07.2015

 

"Herausforderungen der Klimawissenschaften", Talk at the Sommerschule fuer Hochbegabte SchuelerInnen, Obertrum, Austria.

 

 

30.02.2015

 

"Determinism, Indeterminism, Observational Equivalence and Causality", keynote speaker at Causality and Modelling in the Sciences, Madrid.

 

 

10.04.2015

 

"Reconceptionalising Equilibrium and Characterising its Existence", keynote speaker at the 1st Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy, MCMP and LMU Munich, Germany.

 

 

25.10.2014

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", keynote speaker at the Knowledge and Models in Climate Science: Philosophical, Historical and Scientific Perspectives, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, London Ontario, Canada

 

 

20.03.2014

 

"Justifying Typicality Measures of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems", keynote speaker at the Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton Conference on the Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations of Physics, Irvine, US.

 

 

11.03.2014

 

"Use-novelty and double-counting: new lessons learnt from model selection theory", keynote speaker at the Theory Construction in Science Conference, Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, UK.

 

 

06.11.2013

 

"What constitutes evidence and its role in calibration and confirmation", keynote speaker at the Second International Workshop on Validation of Computational Mechanics Models, the British Museum, London.

 

 

24.05.2013

 

"On Data Used by Models in Climate Science", keynote speaker at the Dutch Society for the Philosophy of Science Conference, the Netherlands.

 

 

17.05.2013

 

"Deterministic and Indeterministic Modelling", keynote speaker at the Mathematising Science -- Limits and Perspectives Conference, University of East Anglia, UK.

 

 

04.04.2013

 

"Typicality in Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems Theory", keynote speaker at the The Analysis of Theoretical Terms Conference, LMU Munich, Germany.

 

 

14.09.2012

 

"A Bayesian Perspective on Confirmation and Calibration Illustrated by Climate Science", keynote speaker at the Sophia Conference 2012, University of Salzburg, Austria.

 

Other Talks

 

25.04.2017

 

"TBA", Philosophy Colloquium, Leibniz University of Hannover.

 

 

11.01.2017

 

"TBA", Obserseminar Mathematical Physics, Department of Physics, LMU Munich

 

 

08.11.2017

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", Salzburg Philosophy Colloquium.

 

 

04.11.2016

 

"Mind the Gap: Gibbsian versus Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics", PSA (Philosophy of Science Bi-Annual Conference), Atlanta, US.

 

 

19.07.2016

 

"Comparing Boltzmannian and Gibbsian Statistical Mechanics", Foundations of Physics Conference, London School of Economics, UK.

 

 

22.04.2016

 

"Calibration and Confirmation in Geophysical Models", European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

 

 

24.09.2015

 

"Reconceptualising Equilibrium and Characterising Its Existence", talk at the European Philosophy of Science Association, Duesseldorf, Germany.

 

 

27.07.2015

 

"Confirmation and Calibration in Bayesianism and Model Selection Theory", Summer School for Female Students, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich.

 

 

13.07.2015

 

"Reconceptionalising Equilibrium and Characterising Its Existence", Talk at the Barry Loewer Workshop, Central European University, Budapest.

 

 

02.06.2015

 

"TBA", Talk at the Seminar on the IPPC, Judgement Aggregation and Uncertainty, IHPST, University of Paris 1, France.

 

 

19.05.2015

 

"Bestaetigung und Schaetzung in der Klimawissenschaft", ZEWW Colloquium, Institute for Philosophy, University of Hannover, Germany.

 

 

07.05.2015

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", DK Climate Change, University of Graz, Austria.

 

 

23.04.2015

 

"Model Selection Theory: The Need for a more Advanced View on Use-Novelty", First Salzburg-Irvine-Munich Workshop, Salzburg.

 

 

18.03.2015

 

"Reconceptionalising Equilibrium and Characterising its Existence", Philosophy of Physics Oxford Conference, University of Oxford, UK.

 

 

17.03.2015

 

"Model Selection Theory: The Need for a More Nuanced View on Use-Novelty", Departmental Seminar in Philosophy, University of Nottingham, UK.

 

 

28.02.2015

 

"Model Selection Theory Applied to Climate Science: the Need for a More Nuanced View on Use-Novelty", University of Pittsburgh Climate Conefernce, Centre for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh, US.

 

 

27.02.2015

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", University of Pittsburgh Annual Lecture Series, Centre for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh, US.

 

 

27.01.2015

 

"TBA", Frontiers of Science, Technology and Philosophy, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

 

 

15.01.2015

 

"Reconceptionalising Equilibrium and Characterising Its Existence", Philosophy of Physics Conference, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

 

 

14.01.2015

 

"Model Selection Theory: the Need for a More Nuanced View on Use-Novelty", Colloquium in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

 

 

10.12.2014

 

"Bestaetigung und Schaetzung in der Klimawissenschaft", Institutskolloquium des Philosophischen Seminars, University of Hamburg, Germany.

 

 

27.11.2014

 

"Use-novelty and Double-Counting: New Insights From Model-Selection Theory", Colloquium in Mathematical Philosophy, MCMP, LMU Munich, Germany.

 

 

08.11.2014

 

"Model Selection Theory and Cross-Validation: The Neeed for a More Nuanced View on Use-Novelty", PSA: Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, Chicago, US

 

 

06.11.2014

 

"Rethinking Boltzmannian Equilibrium", PSA: Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, Chicago, US

 

 

11.07.2014

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK.

 

 

25.06.2014

 

"Evidenz und Besttigung in der Klimawissenschaft", Departmental Seminar, University of Goettingen, Germany.

 

 

04.06.2014

 

"Use-Novelty and Double-Counting in Climate Science: New Insights from Model Selection Theory", Philosophy of Science Seminar, University of Bristol, UK.

 

 

20.05.2014

 

"Climate Science, Evidence and Double-Counting", Philosophy Colloquium and History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, Aberdeen, UK.

 

 

14.04.2014

 

"Confirmation and Calibration in Climate Science", Rotman Institute of Philosophy Seminar Series, London Ontario, Canada.

 

 

10.04.2014

 

"Bestaetigung und Schaetzung von Parametern in der Klimawissenschaft", Philosophy Lectures, University of Vienna, Austria.

 

 

27.02.2014

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", Managing Severe Uncertainty Meeting, Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London, UK.

 

 

25.02.2014

 

"Deterministic and Indeterministic Modelling: Underdetermination and Indirect Evidence", Institute of Philosophy Talk Series, London, UK.

 

 

22.01.2014

 

"On Defining Climate and Climate Change", Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Seminar Series, Durham, UK.

 

 

21.01.2014

 

"Definitions of Climate and Climate Change", Geophysical and Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series, University of Oxford, UK.

 

 

30.10.2013

 

"Climate Models, Confirmation and Calibration", Leeds History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, Leeds, UK.

 

 

22.10.2013

 

"Justifying Typicality Measures of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems", Pembroke College Philosophy Talks, University of Oxford, UK.

 

 

30.08.2013

 

"Interpreting Typicality Measures of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems", Forth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

30.07.2013

 

"Counting States in Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems Theory", Foundations of Physics Conference 2013, LMU Munich, Germany.

 

 

21.06.2013

 

"Reduction, Measures and Typicality in Statistical Mechanics?", Reduction and Emergence in Physics Workshop, LMU Munich, Germany.

 

 

11.04.2013

 

"What are New Implications of Chaos for Unpredictability?", Cushing Memorial Prize Lecture, University of Notre Dame, US.

 

 

23.02.2013

 

"The Problem of Double-Counting Evidence Illustrated by Climate Science", Cambridge Philosophy of Science Seminar, University of Cambridge.

 

 

07.02.2012

 

"Climate Models, Confirmation and Calibration", invited talk at the Popper Seminar, London School of Economics.

 

 

31.01.2012

 

"Evidence and the Legitimacy of Double-counting in Climate Science", Birkbeck Philosophy Society, London.

 

 

12.01.2012

 

"Deterministic Versus Indeterministic Models: Underdetermination and Indirect Evidence", Indeterminism Kickoff Workshop, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

 

 

12.12.2011

 

"Evidence in Climate Science and the Problem of Double-Counting and Future Uncertainty", Workshop at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

 

 

02.12.2011

 

"On the Legitimacy of Double-Counting Evidence Illustrated by Climate Science", Workshop on Confirmation and Causation, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 

18.10.2011

 

"Chaos, Unpredictability and the Evolution of Mathematical Ideas", Public Event, Forum for European Philosophy Dialogue with Professor Paul Glendinning, London School of Economics.

 

 

06.10.2011

 

"Climate Models, Confirmation and Calibration", Third Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Athens, Greece. [with K. Steele]

 

 

10.09.2011

 

"A New Approach to the Approach to Equilibrium", invited talk at the Philosophy of Physics Workshop (DPG Herbstworkshop), TU Munich, Germany.

 

 

06.07.2011

 

"Unterdeterminiertheit, indirekte Evidenz und die Wahl zwischen deterministischen und indeterministischen Modellen", invited talk at the Colloquium Wissenschaftstheorie and Wissenschaftsgeschichte, University of Wuppertal, Germany.

 

 

04.07.2011

 

"Can Data in Climate Science be Used for Calibration and Confirmation?", invited talk at the First Annual Ghent Metaphysics, Methodology and Science Program, Ghent, Belgium.

 

 

03.06.2011

 

"On Choosing Between Deterministic and Indeterministic Descriptions: Indirect Evidence and Underdetermination", talk at Crossing Borders, 9th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, Vienna, Austria.

 

 

26.05.2011

 

"Climate Models, Confirmation and Calibration", talk at the Philosophical Issues in Climate Science workshop, University of Bristol, Bristol. [with K. Steele]

 

 

25.05.2011

 

"Confirmation and Calibration in Climate Science", talk at the talk at the Climate Change Decision Theory Group, London School of Economics.

 

 

15.03.2011

 

"Indirect Evidence and the Choice between Deterministic and Indeterministic Models", invited talk, Applied Dynamical Systems and Inverse Problem Seminar, Mathematics Institute, University of Oxford.

 

07.11.2010

 

 

"Why Boltzmann Got it (Almost) Right After All", talk at the PSA (Philosophy of Science Association) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. [with R. Frigg]

 

09.07.2010

 

 

"Causality and Observational Equivalence of Deterministic and Indeterministic Descriptions", talk at the Concrete Causation Workshop, LMU Munich, Germany.

 

08.07.2010

 

 

"Explaining the Approach to Equilibrium in Terms of Epsilon-Ergodicity", talk at the British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland. [with R. Frigg]

 

08.06.2010

 

 

"Ueber die Aequivalenz der Vorhersagen von deterministischen und indeterministischen Beschreibungen", invited talk at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany.

 

10.02.2010

 

 

"Determinism Versus Indeterminism: Observational Equivalence, Choice and Underdetermination", invited talk at the Philosophy and History of Science, Medicine, Mathematics, and Logic Seminars, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

 

17.12.2009

 

 

"Ueber die Ununterscheidbarkeit von deterministischen und indeterministischen Beschreibungen", invited talk in the research seminar, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria.

 

29.10.2009

 

 

"Determinism Versus Indeterminism: Some Results on Observational Equivalence", invited talk at the Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK

 

24.10.2009

 

 

"The Indistinguishability of Deterministic and Indeterministic Descriptions", Second Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

20.07.2009

 

 

"Are Deterministic and Indeterministic Descriptions Observationally Equivalent?", invited talk at the workshop Philosophy of Probability in Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

 

02.07.2009

 

 

"Justifying Definitions in Mathematics--Going Beyond Lakatos", talk at the conference Two Streams in the Philosophy of Mathematics: Rival Conceptions of Mathematical Proof, Hatfield, UK

 

02.06.2009

 

 

"On the Observational Equivalence of Continuous-Time Deterministic and Indeterministic Descriptions", invited talk at the Philosophy of Physics Seminar, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK

 

03.03.2009

 

 

"The Indistinguishability of Deterministic and Indeterministic Descriptions", invited talk at the Moral Sciences Club, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, UK

 

26.02.2009

 

 

"Deterministic Versus Indeterministic Descriptions: Not That Different After All?", invited talk in the Philosophy of Physics Discussion Group, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK

 

15.08.2008

 

 

"To What Extent Can Determinism be Simulated by Indeterminism and Conversely", invited speaker at the 31 International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

 

11.06.2008

 

 

"What is the Unpredictability Unique to Chaos", invited talk at the Philosophy and History of Science, Medicine, Mathematics, and Logic Seminars, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

 

18.02.2008

 

 

"What are the New Implications of Chaos for Unpredictability", invited talk at the Sigma Club, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics, London, UK

 

30.01.2008

 

 

"Definitions in Mathematics--Going Beyond Lakatos", invited talk at the St John's Moral Sciences Club, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

 

07.12.2007

 

 

"On the Justification and Formation of Definitions in Mathematics: The Case of Deterministic Chaos", invited talk at the Paris-London-Tilburg Workshop in Logic and Philosophy of Science, Paris, France

 

15.11.2007

 

 

"Mathematical Definitions that Capture Real-World Phenomena or Features: On the Formation and Justification of Definitions", talk at the First Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Madrid, Spain

 

31.10.2007

 

 

"The Special Kind of Unpredictability of Chaotic Systems", talk at the Philosophy Workshop, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK

 

31.03.2007

 

 

"What is The New Implication of Chaos for Unpredictability?", talk at the 15th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics, University of Leeds, UK

 

25.01.2007

 

 

"Definitions of Classical Chaos and Their Applicability to Physics", invited talk in the Philosophy of Physics Discussion Group, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK

 

14.12.2006

 

 

"Bedeutung des Chaosbegriffs und Ueberlegungen zu den Implikationen von Chaos auf Vorhersagbarkeit und Bestaetigung", invited talk in the research seminar, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria

 

27.11.2006

 

 

"Definitions of Classical Dynamical Chaos", invited talk in the research seminar "Philosophy of Physics" (Dr. Jeremy Butterfield), Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK