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a round square “How to Make Possibility Safe for Empiricists."
Oxford and Pittsburgh

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Oxford

Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Oxford, February 18, 2021.

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Pittsburgh CPS

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, February 12, 2021.
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“The Material Theory of Induction”

Bar-Hillel Colloquium for the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science. Cohn Institute, Tel Aviv University; Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Edelstein Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. December 17, 2020.

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"The Infinite Lottery"

Popper Seminar, London School of Economics, April24, 2018.

Read, Chapter 13, "Infinite Lottery Machines" in The Material Theory of Induction.





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Einstein
" Einstein’s Discovery of the General Theory of Relativity"

Conference General Relativity and Geometry: Centenary Perspectives on General Relativity, Western University, London ON, Canada, June 6-7, 2015.

Read "Einstein’s Conflicting Heuristics: The Discovery of General Relativity," pp. 17-48 in Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity. Einstein Studies, Volume 15. C. Beisbart, T. Sauer, C. Wüthrich (eds). Cham, Switzerland: Birhäuser/Springer Nature, 2020.





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"Einstein's Astonishing Idea"

September 19, 2014.
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“Approximation and Idealization.”

2012/13 Speaker Series, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, March 14-15, 2013.

Read "Approximation and Idealization: Why the Difference Matters" Philosophy of Science, 79 (2012), pp. 207-232.





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“Einstein as the Greatest of the 19th Century Physicists”

2012/13 Speaker Series, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, March 14-15, 2013.

Read "Einstein as the Greatest of the Nineteenth Century Physicists," pp. 142-51 in Proceedings, Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey).

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“Einstein's Miraculous Argument of 1905”

Rotman Summer Institute in Foundations of Statistical Physics, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada, July 14-20, 2013.

Read "Atoms Entropy Quanta: Einstein's Miraculous Argument of 1905," Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 37 (2006), pp. 71-100.


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“No-Go Result for the Thermodynamics of Computation”

Rotman Summer Institute in Foundations of Statistical Physics, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada, July 14-20, 2013.

Read "All Shook Up: Fluctuations, Maxwell's Demon and the Thermodynamics of Computation".  Entropy 2013, 15, 4432-4483

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Einstein for Everyone

The complete lecture series, as given in Fall 2020, during the COVID 19 pandemic.





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