Summer Institute in Philosophy of Cosmology, Santa Cruz

This summer UC Santa Cruz will host a Summer Institute in Philosophy of Cosmology, from June 23 to July 15. There will be a great lineup of speakers, not to mention me. The “philosophy of cosmology” isn’t really a recognized intellectual discipline as yet, but some of us are trying to bring it into existence, so it’s an exciting time.

This is more of a summer school than a conference, so students and postdocs with an interest in the field should certainly think of applying. The deadline for applications is March 15, so don’t wait too long!

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6 Responses to Summer Institute in Philosophy of Cosmology, Santa Cruz

  1. Michael Bacon says:


    Any chance members of the general public can listen to live presentations?


  2. Sean Carroll says:

    Not sure if the institute will be recorded or not. We’ll have to see.

  3. Dr. Morbius says:

    Wouldn’t the philosophy of cosmology be to study the cosmos? Seems pretty simple unless I’m missing something.

  4. James Gallagher says:

    The Philosophy of Cosmology seems to be for people who can’t understand the math of Cosmology – this is not necessarily a bad thing, since many of the people who do the math for cosmology are fucking crazy.

  5. atnorman says:

    Really? Templeton?

  6. Wondering why both (math of cosmology and philosophy of cosmology) aren’t needed for a full understanding of what we’ve discovered? Math gives us the data, but not the meaning or what we should do with the data–seems the two are complementary.