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HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT
SEMINAR SERIES 2017/2018
Final Workshop
"How theories are born out between science, philosophy
and theology"
Pontifical Lateran University
November 26, 2018


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IRAFS-2018
International Conference
THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF SPACE-TIME
Pontifical Lateran University
November 27-28, 2018

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Aims of the Conference

In the motivations for the 2017 Nobel Prize  in Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne, “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” the Royal Swedish  Academy of Sciences stated: “On September 2015, the universe’s gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA”. After this first observation others followed during the last years that are changing deeply our scientific cosmology, inaugurating a new age in the so-called “cosmology of precision”. That is, a cosmology become a “Galileian science”, because not only based on mathematical models, but also on precise measurements confirming or refuting the mathematical hypotheses. As the press release of Caltech announcing the Nobel Prize to its three professors stated, “the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time (…), provided astronomers with an entirely new set of tools with which to probe the cosmos. Previously, all astronomy observations have relied on light — which includes X-rays, radio waves, and other types of electromagnetic radiation emanating from objects in space — or on very-high-energy particles called neutrinos and cosmic rays. Now, astronomers can learn about cosmic objects through the quivers they make in space and time”. Aim of this Conference is debating between theoretical physicists and philosophers of nature about the different aspects of the work in progress for the construction of a reliable theory of “quantum gravity”. The amazing ontological and epistemological consequences of these discoveries could be indeed that the origins and the evolution of the space-time structure of our universe have ultimately a dynamic (causal) explanation…
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Scientific Committee

Gianfranco Basti (Lateran University)
Francesco Guerra (La Sapienza University)
Flavia Marcacci (Lateran University)
Sarah Jones Nelson (Princeton University)
Christopher G. Tully (Princeton University)
Giuseppe Vitiello (Salerno University)
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Organizing Committee

Gianfranco Basti
Alfonso D’Amodio
Flavia Marcacci
Mauro Oliva
Emanuele Sedran
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UNILOG-2018: 6th World Congress and School on Universal Logic,
Vichy, France, June 16-26, 2018
The World Biggest Conference on Logic

Unilog-18

 

Workshop on: The Logic of Social Practices, June 21-22, 2018

Organized by: Raffaela Giovagnoli (PUL-IRAFS) and Robert Lowe (Gothenburg University, Sweden)

Invited Speaker: Gianfranco Basti (PUL-IRAFS): "A Computable Model of Amartya Sen's Social Choice Function in the Framework of the Category Theory Logic"

Contributing Speaker: Raffaela Giovagnoli (PUL-IRAFS): "Rituals as Social Habits"

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ECSS-2018: European Computer Science Summit 2018.
Gothenburg (Sweden), 8-10 October 2018:
"Informatics Transforms and Renews"

ECSS

Informatics Education Panel at ECSS in Gothenburg

Organized by: Gianfranco Basti (PUL-IRAFS) and Michael E. Caspersen (Aarhus University, Denmark)