Program

PSX6: Uncertainty in Experimental Contexts

Saint Louis University

October 15-16, 2021

Schedule
(All times are Central Daylight Time, UTC-5)

Friday, October 15

9:00
Coffee and welcoming remarks

9:30
Stephan Guttinger (Center for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics)
“Experimental control and the idea of certainty” (online)

10:15
Sofia Blanco Sequeiros and Luis Mireles-Flores (Center for Philosophy of Social Science, University of Helsinki)
“Evaluating Uncertainty in Experimental Results with ‘External Validity’” (online)

11:00
Coffee Break

11:15
Michael Stöltzner (Philosophy, University of South Carolina) and Peter Mättig (Physics, University of Bonn)
“What Motivates the Search for Signatures in Particle Physics?” (in person)

12:00
Ronald Laymon (Philosophy, The Ohio State University)
“Experimental Strategies for The Minimization and Quantification of Uncertainty” (in person)

12:45 – 2:30
Lunch

2:30
Keynote: Eran Tal, (Philosophy, McGill University)
“Measurement Uncertainty and Model-Based Inference” (online)

3:30
Ioan Muntean (Philosophy, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley & Old Dominion University)
“Autonomy and Intelligence of Artificial Agents: Between Experimentation and Simulation” (online)

4:15
Coffee Break

4:30
Suzanne Kawamleh (Department of Philosophy, Indiana University)
“The (Climate) Data Revolution: How Machine Learning Methods Impact Climate Model Uncertainty Assessment” (online)

5:15
Meghan Page (Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland)
“Can Two Uncertainties Make a Data-Set?: Reflections on the use of Proxy Measurements in Climate Science” (in person)

Saturday, October 16

9:30
Uljana Feest (Institute for Philosophy, Leibniz University of Hannover)
“Experimental Artifacts and the Investigative Process in Psychology” (online)

10:15
Genco Guralp (Philosophy, San Diego State University)
“Systematic Uncertainty and Robustness in the Discovery of the Accelerating Universe” (online)

11:00
Coffee Break

11:15
Vitaly Pronskikh (Accelerator Physics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
“Experimentation and Systematic Uncertainty: A Theoretical-Operational Model” (in person)

12:00
Alisa Bokulich (Philosophy, Boston University)
“Managing Uncertainty in Radiometric Dating” (in person)

12:45 – 2:30
Lunch

2:30
Keynote: Elizabeth Haswell (Biology, Washington University)
“Context and Controversies in the Study of Plant Intelligence” (in person)

3:30
Evan Arnet (History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University)
“Experimental Traditions and Generative Uncertainty: The Case of Scorpion Suicide” (in person)

4:15
Coffee Break

4:30
Samuel Fletcher (Philosophy, University of Minnesota)
“Replication Is for Meta-analysis” (in person)

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