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Recent Events On Campus at CSUS

March 7, 2013

California State University, Sacramento
CPNS and the Department of History
1:30 - 2:45, Summit Room, University Union, 3rd Floor

Lecture: “Between Teleology and Mechanism: The History of the Concept of Organism from a Philosophical Perspective”

Spyridon Koutroufinis

Technical University of Berlin
Visiting Professor
Department of Anthropology
U.C. Berkeley

October 25, 2012

California State University, Sacramento
CPNS and the Department of Mathematics Colloquium
3:00-3:50, Brighton Hall, Rm. 204

Elias Zafiris, University of Athens, Institute of Mathematics: “A Sheaf Theoretic Framework for the Representation of Quantum Event Structures in Terms of Boolean Covering Systems”

October 24, 2012

California State University, Sacramento
CPNS and the Department of History, Co-sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program and The Hellenic American Professional Society
7:00-8:00 pm, Petris Room, University Library 3023

Lecture: Michael Epperson and Elias Zafiris: “Understanding Quantum Mechanics: The Rehabilitation of Aristotle in Modern Physics”

October 23, 2012

California State University, Sacramento
1:30-2:45, University Union, Folsom Room

Lecture: Karim Bschir, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology: “Potentiality in Natural Philosophy” California State University, Sacramento (3rd Floor)


Recent and Upcoming International Events

May 22-24, 2014

Presentation: Michael Epperson, “The Ontology and Epistemology of Internal Relations: Bridging the Physical and Conceptual in Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information”

Fifth Metalithikum Klausur Symposium: "Computation as Literacy: Self Organizing Maps"

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

October 9, 2013

Lecture: Michael Epperson, “Potentiality and Contextuality in Quantum Mechanics: The Relational Realist Approach”

Institute of Philosophy
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary
5:00 PM, Room 22
6

October 8, 2013

Michael Epperson and Elias Zafiris: “Relational Realism and the Topological Approach to Quantum Mechanics”

Parmenides Foundation - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Munich, Germany

October 3-6, 2013

Conference: “Emergent Quantum Mechanics 2013”
Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna, Austria

August 21-23, 2013

Institute of Physics
University of Amsterdam

Symposium: "Relational Realism, Quantum Gravity, and the Holographic Principle"

Sebastian de Haro - Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam
Dennis Dieks - Philosophy of Science - Utrecht University
Jeroen van Dongen - Institute for History and Foundations of Science - Utrecht University
Elias Zafiris - Theoretical physics and mathematics, CPNS and Institute of Mathematics, University of Athens
Michael Epperson - Philosophy of Science, CPNS, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Sacramento
Karim Bschir - Philosophy of Science - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

February 4-7, 2013

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop: “A Topological, Sheaf-Theoretic Explication of Quantum Geometric Phases By Analysis of Experimental Data on the Aharonov-Bohm Effect, the Pancharatnam Phase, and the Quantum Hall Effect, Toward a Unified Interpretation”

December 12, 2012

Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)
Brussels, Belgium

Lecture: Elias Zafiris and Michael Epperson: “Foundations of Relational Realism: On Relational Realism and the use of Grothendieck topology to construct a category-sheaf theoretic interpretation of quantum mechanics”


Recent U.S. Events

December 6, 2012

California State University, Chico

Department of Philosophy

Lecture: Michael Epperson: “The Mutual Implication of Objects and Relations in Quantum Mechanics: How Potentiality and Contextuality are Ontologically Significant in Modern Physics”

October 27-28, 2012

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, California

Presentation: Michael Epperson and Elias Zafiris: “Relational Realism and Issues in Modern Physics”

John Cobb - Claremont Graduate University
Robert Valenza - Dept. of Mathematics, Claremont McKenna College
Granville Henry - Emeritus - Dept. of Mathematics, Claremont McKenna College
Ronny Desmet - Vrije Universiteit, Brussels
Tim Eastman - NASA-Goddard
Elias Zafiris - University of Athens
Michael Epperson - CPNS, California State University Sacramento

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Research

 

Foundations of Relational Realism: A Topological Approach to Quantum Mechanics

Project Phase 3 (2013):

Experimental Application of the Relational Realist Formalism: A Topological, Sheaf-Theoretic Explication of Quantum Geometric Phases By Analysis of Experimental Data on the Aharonov-Bohm Effect, the Pancharatnam Phase, and the Quantum Hall Effect, Toward a Unified Interpretation

Michael Epperson, Research Professor, Philosophy of Science, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Sacramento; Elias Zafiris, Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Athens; Karim Bschir, Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

 

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