University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

History of Science and Technology/Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Fall Semester

Friday, September 11th 2009
No Colloquium this week
Friday, September 18th 2009
No Colloquium this week
Friday, September 25th 2009
Speaker: Carl Mitcham, Hennebach Program in the Humanities, Colorado School of Mines
Subject: The Philosophical Inadequacy of Engineering
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 2nd 2009
Speaker: Katherine Brading, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Subject: Objects, Individuals, and Structures: In Search of Fundamental Ontology
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 9th 2009
Speaker: Thomas Mayer, Department of History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Augustana College-Rock Island, Ill.
Subject: Trying Galileo
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 16th 2009
Speaker: Joost Vijselaar, Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University
Subject: Psyche and Electricity
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 23rd 2009
3:35 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in *** NOTE: Carlson School of Management Room 1-142 ***
Speaker: Emily Grosholz, Department of Philosophy, Penn State University
Subject: The Representation of Time: Awareness, Mathematics, and the Puzzle of Asymmetry
Friday, October 30th 2009
Speaker: Michel Janssen, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: Inside the Black(body) Box: Jordan on the Wave-Particle Duality of Light
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 6th 2009
Speaker: Robert W. Seidel, Thomas Misa, Margaret Hofius, Nathan Crowe, and Ronald Frazzini, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: Institute of Technology 75th History Project
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 13th 2009
Speaker: Jeffrey Yost, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
Subject: Programming Enterprise: Women Entrepreneurs in Software and Services, 1965-1990
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, November 20th 2009
No Colloquium this week
Friday, November 27th 2009
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, December 4th 2009
No Colloquium this week
Friday, December 11th 2009
Speaker: David Queller, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University
Subject: What Is an Organism?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, December 18th 2009
There will be no colloquium this week.

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