October 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this post by congratulating several of recent graduates who took part in fall convocation this past month: Eunice Chan, Marie Gueguen, Adam Koberinski, and Chang Liu.  We'd also like to recognize Jaclyn Lanthier (supervised by Jacqueline Sullivan) who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "Understanding Interdisciplinary Corroboration: Lessons from a Review Paper in the Mind-Brain Sciences", on [...]

2019-11-08T14:44:08-05:00November 8th, 2019|Members|

September 2019 Member News & Updates

This September, several new members joined us at the Institute. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the following people--we're thrilled to have you all with us! New Associate Faculty Members (profiles coming soon!): Pauline Barmby (Department of Physics & Astronomy), Carolyn McLeod (Department of Philosophy) & Jacob Shelley (Faculty of Law and [...]

2019-10-10T13:42:20-04:00October 10th, 2019|Members|

August 2019 Member News & Updates

Two of our graduate students successfully defended their theses this August. Please join us in congratulating Adam Koberinski (supervised by Wayne Myrvold) whose thesis, “Theory construction in high-energy particle physics”, was defended on August 1. Eunice Chan (supervised by Robert Corless) defended her thesis, "Algebraic Companions and Linearizations", on August 23. Well done, Adam & [...]

2021-06-24T14:15:42-04:00September 5th, 2019|Members|

July 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this month's post by congratulating Marie Gueguen (supervised by Chris Smeenk) who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "On Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Surplus Structure and Artifacts in Scientific Theories”, on July 23. This September Marie will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University [...]

2019-08-02T13:02:04-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Members|

May & June 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this bi-monthly post with news of an exciting addition to the Institute: please join us in welcoming Francesca Vidotto, chosen for the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Foundations of Physics, a joint position between philosophy and applied mathematics. Francesca's recent research has focused in part on clarifying the phenomenology of [...]

2021-06-24T14:15:54-04:00June 27th, 2019|Members|

March 2019 Member News & Updates

The Institute hosted three visitors in March: Stathis Psillos, Anjan Chakravartty, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. During his stay, Stathis Psillos taught a graduate seminar titled, "What is a Law of Nature?". He also gave commentary during a Rotman Dialogue with Anjan Chakravartty, based on his book, "Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology”. Chakravartty [...]

2021-06-24T14:16:19-04:00April 10th, 2019|Members|

January 2019 Member News & Updates

This month the Institute's annual public lecture series, prepared in partnership with the London Public Library and Western's department of philosophy, began. This year's series, Happiness and Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives, has been exceptionally successful. Talks by Samantha Brennan, Anthony Skelton, and Rachel Margolis all took place in January. The final talk of the series, by [...]

2021-06-24T14:16:39-04:00February 7th, 2019|Members|
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