Program

Please note the change of rooms after the first morning session. We will already hold an informal get-together for drinks and/or food at the Rond Point Restaurant at 20:00 on Wednesday 28th February (https://goo.gl/maps/VE8kzavjxAx). 

01.03.2018:

Salle AJ208, Aile Jura (Uni-Bastions), Rue de Candolle 5.

9:30 – 9:45 Bienvenue

9:50 – 10:50 Eleanor Knox: Spacetime Functionalism and Inertial Frame Functionalism

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break 

11:10 – 12:10 Vincent Lam: Ontological and epistemological aspects of spacetime functionalism in quantum gravity

12:10 – 14:00 Lunch  (if you would like to join, please write to niels.linnemann@unige.ch; speakers and CUSO members will have their meals paid)

Change of room (!): Salle B111, Uni-Bastions, Rue de Candolle 5.

14:00 – 15:00 Tushar Menon: On the function of spacetime

15:05 – 16:05 Baptiste Le Bihan: Spacetime Functionalism: No Hard Problem of Spacetime?

16:05 – 16:25 Coffee break

16:25 – 17:25 Rasmus Jaksland: The Versatility of Spacetime

19:00 Restaurant L’italia (if you would like to join, please write to niels.linnemann@unige.ch; speakers and CUSO members will have their meals paid)

02.03.2018: Salle B111, Uni-Bastions, Rue de Candolle 5.

9:30 – 10:30 Joanna Luc: What spacetime does?

10:35 – 11:35 Patrick Dürr: The Geometric Approach to Spacetime — A Functionalist Rehabilitation

11:35 – 11:55 Coffee break 

11:55 – 12:55 Michael Esfeld: Functionalism: reduction instead of emergence  

12:55 – 14:50 Lunch (if you would like to join, please write to niels.linnemann@unige.ch; speakers and CUSO members will have their meals paid)

14:50 – 15:50 Carlos Barcelo: Emergent gravity: pursuing an idea

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee break

16:10 – 17:10 James Read: Euclidean spacetime functionalism? And other puzzles.

17:15 – 18:00 Round table

18:00 Farewell