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Workshop: Probabilities in Cosmology

21 June - 23 June

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In cosmology probabilities appear in multiple different guises. We use them when we assess the naturalness of a certain value of the cosmological constant, when we assign likelihoods to possible initial conditions of the universe, when we judge the probability of cosmic inflation, or when we ascribe the probability of there being life in certain universes in the vicinity of certain types of stars. In this workshop we aim to identify differences and commonalities in the use of different applications…

In cosmology probabilities appear in multiple different guises. We use them when we assess the naturalness of a certain value of the cosmological constant, when we assign likelihoods to possible initial conditions of the universe, when we judge the probability of cosmic inflation, or when we ascribe the probability of there being life in certain universes in the vicinity of certain types of stars. In this workshop we aim to identify differences and commonalities in the use of different applications of probability in cosmology, and to distinguish fruitful and legitimate uses from misleading and illegitimate ones.

 

This workshop brings together specialists from different physical and philosophical disciplines including epistemology, philosophy of statistical mechanics, general relativity, quantum gravity, string theory, and astrobiology. It starts on Friday 21 June in the evening with a popular lecture by Sabine Hossenfelder, based on her recent book Lost in Math.

Invited and contributed talk will be given on Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June.

 

More detailed information can be found on:

https://probabilitiesincosmology.wordpress.com/

 

Speakers:

 

Pratika Dayal (University of Groningen)

Job Feldbrugge (Perimeter Institute)

Seyn Gryb (University of Groningen)

Sabine Hossenfelder (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies) Katie Robertson (University of Cambridge) Chris Smeenk (University of Western Ontario) David Sloan (University of Lancaster) Robert Wald (University of Chicago) Sylvia Wenmackers (University of Leuven) Rien Weygaert (University of Groningen) Claire Zukowski (University of Amsterdam)

 

The workshop is organized by Simon Friederich, Sean Gryb, and Diederik Roest (University of Groningen).

 

If you would like to attend the workshop, please inform Simon Friederich ( s.m.friederich@rug.nl).

 

Details

Start:
21 June
End:
23 June
Website:
https://probabilitiesincosmology.wordpress.com/

Venue

De Bovenkamer van Groningen
Noorderbinnensingel 14
Groningen, 9712 XB Netherlands
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In cosmology probabilities appear in multiple different guises. We use them when we assess the naturalness of a certain value of the cosmological constant, when we assign likelihoods to possible initial conditions of the universe, when we judge the probability of cosmic inflation, or when we ascribe the probability of there being life in certain universes in the vicinity of certain types of stars. In this workshop we aim to identify differences and commonalities in the use of different applications of probability in cosmology, and to distinguish fruitful and legitimate uses from misleading and illegitimate ones.

 

This workshop brings together specialists from different physical and philosophical disciplines including epistemology, philosophy of statistical mechanics, general relativity, quantum gravity, string theory, and astrobiology. It starts on Friday 21 June in the evening with a popular lecture by Sabine Hossenfelder, based on her recent book Lost in Math.

Invited and contributed talk will be given on Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June.

 

More detailed information can be found on:

https://probabilitiesincosmology.wordpress.com/

 

Speakers:

 

Pratika Dayal (University of Groningen)

Job Feldbrugge (Perimeter Institute)

Seyn Gryb (University of Groningen)

Sabine Hossenfelder (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies) Katie Robertson (University of Cambridge) Chris Smeenk (University of Western Ontario) David Sloan (University of Lancaster) Robert Wald (University of Chicago) Sylvia Wenmackers (University of Leuven) Rien Weygaert (University of Groningen) Claire Zukowski (University of Amsterdam)

 

The workshop is organized by Simon Friederich, Sean Gryb, and Diederik Roest (University of Groningen).

 

If you would like to attend the workshop, please inform Simon Friederich ( s.m.friederich@rug.nl).

 

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