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Rotman 2018 Annual Conference: Understanding Replication Across the Sciences

Conference attendance will be free, but for planning purposes advance registration is required. Registration will be available via this event page beginning on August 20, 2018. Call for poster presentation abstracts: Poster abstracts of 500 words are currently invited for a special poster session that will take place during the conference. Travel awards are available on [...]

2018-08-13T13:14:35+00:00 October 12th, 2018|

July 2018 Member News & Updates

Effective this month, there have been a number of changes to Institute leadership we'd like to recognize. First, Anthony Skelton has officially completed a 4-year term as the Institute's Associate Director. In this role, he has not only served on the Steering Committee, but he has also coordinated our annual speakers series and Rotman lectures. [...]

2018-08-03T12:02:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

2018 Philosophy of Logic Math and Physics Graduate Student Conference

Join us on June 23-24, 2018 for the eighteenth annual Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics (LMP) graduate student conference in philosophy at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The LMP Graduate Student Conference will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics, and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. We [...]

2018-05-28T13:47:21+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|

Thermodynamics as a Resource Theory: 2018 Annual Philosophy of Physics Conference

The Revolution will be thermalized. Recently, there has been a shift in the way that many physicists are approaching the science of thermodynamics. Instead of regarding its laws as purely physical laws, researchers are increasingly treating the theory as a theory about how agents, such as ourselves, can use information about a physical system as [...]

2018-06-08T10:49:14+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

2018 PhilMiLCog Graduate Student Conference

PhilMiLCog is a three-day graduate conference with a broad and interdisciplinary scope.  The conference, now in its 16th year, is recognized as one of the top philosophy graduate conferences in North America, synthesizing research from the Philosophy of Mind, Language, and Cognitive Science, including psychology, linguistics, evolution, and computer science. PhilMiLCog provides an opportunity for graduate students with common interests from [...]

2018-05-28T13:42:13+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

May 2018 Member News & Updates

On May 4, Rob Corless was invited to give the opening talk at the Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day at the University of Toronto. He spoke on "Optimal Backward Error and The Leaky Bucket". Eunice Chan also attended, and gave a talk titled, "Algebraic Linearizations of Matrix Polynomials". Professor Kenyan Wu, of Chongqing U and the Chinese Academy [...]

2018-07-19T12:49:04+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

Rotman Institute Member Sessions at Congress 2018

This year's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences was held at the University of Regina. Separate sessions for the Canadian Philosophical Association and the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics will be held at the beginning of June at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Rotman Institute members took part in numerous sessions held in [...]

2018-06-01T13:31:06+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

April 2018 Member News & Updates

This month Western celebrated the official opening of our new building, the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building. In addition to the Rotman Institute, the WIRB hosts the Brain and Mind Institute, BrainsCAN, dry laboratories, a public plaza, and teaching & research space. Members of the Western and London communities attended the opening ceremony, including Kate Young, [...]

2018-07-19T12:47:54+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|