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Congratulations to the 2021 Rotman PhD Graduates!

Despite the challenging year, three of our graduate students successfully defended their doctoral theses in 2021. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! Their posters listed below include links to their full-length theses on the Scholarship at Western website. Since fall 2016, Rotman doctoral thesis [...]

2022-01-06T09:29:11-05:00January 6th, 2022|Graduate Students|

October & November 2021 Member News & Updates

We're very excited to begin this post with three exciting achievements from our members. First, in October our postdoc Bartek Chomanski accepted a tenure track position in the department of philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, his home country. Please join us in congratulating Bartek & wishing him all the best in his new [...]

2021-12-02T21:28:12-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Members|

Summer 2021 Graduate Research Projects

Providing distinctive interdisciplinary training in the sciences and humanities is a central aim of the Rotman Institute. During the summer of 2021, we were very pleased to offer funding to support a variety of research projects that included ten of our graduate student members. Project supervisors included three Rotman postdoctoral associates and faculty [...]

2021-11-15T12:50:39-05:00November 15th, 2021|Graduate Students|

Beyond the time evolution paradigm: Interview with Emily Adlam

Emily Adlam is in her first year as a postdoc at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and recently completed a virtual interview with Rotman Associate Director, Eric Desjardins. She has research interests in foundations of quantum physics and philosophy of physics, and is working with core faculty member Francesca Vidotto. Her fellowship is jointly funded [...]

2021-11-05T11:43:53-04:00November 5th, 2021|PostDoctoral Fellows|

August & September 2021 Member News & Updates

Many of our members have returned to campus this fall as in-person classes have resumed, and we are very excited to be joined by several new graduate students & postdocs. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the following people: New Graduate Student Members: Pepijn Al, Yi-Hsuan Kao, Kardelen Kucuk, Amy MacKinnon, Todd [...]

2021-10-13T09:57:48-04:00October 13th, 2021|Members|

Chris Letheby Q&A Follow-up

Last May, Chris Letheby delivered a fascinating lecture, Philosophy of Psychedelics, as part of our Emerging Minds colloquium series. Video of his talk can be seen on the Rotman Institute YouTube channel (or via the link below). Following the talk, attendees had an opportunity to submit written questions. Because there were more questions than [...]

2021-07-09T09:38:34-04:00July 9th, 2021|Events, Popular science, Science and Society|

Publication of The WHO Policy Brief on Covid-19 and Mandatory Vaccination: Ethical Considerations and Caveats

by Anthony Skelton Ending the pandemic will require mass vaccination for COVID-19. But will it be achieved simply by leaving vaccination to the voluntary choice of individuals? If not, is it permissible for institutions or states to mandate vaccination for COVID-19? It is not uncommon for institutions or the state to mandate public health measures [...]

Three Postdoctoral Associates in Philosophy Focus on AI

This article, Three Postdoctoral Associates in Philosophy Focus on AI, is reprinted with permission from Western's Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies pose new opportunities and challenges across many domains of our lives. Philosophers are uniquely equipped to address the underlying assumptions and potential conflicts that arise from integrating these [...]

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

Written by Lisa Forsberg and Anthony Skelton Mandating COVID-19 vaccination for children is cross-posted from the Practical Ethics blog, of the University of Oxford.  In many countries vaccine rollouts are now well underway. Vaccine programmes in Israel, the United Kingdom, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the United States have been particularly successful. Mass vaccination [...]

Uncertainty in Astrochemistry: An Interview with Marie Gueguen

Marie Gueguen is an alumnus of the Rotman Institute, who completed her doctorate under the supervision of Chris Smeenk in 2019. She was recently awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (IF) grant by the European Commission. Her unique project will embed her in a research group working with molecular physicists and astrochemists--one of [...]

2021-02-23T14:06:00-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Alumni, Philosophy of Cosmology|
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