Observers in the Cosmos: the Role of Scale and Time

22 May 2018, 9.00 AM - 23 May 2018, 5.00 PM

The Centre for Science and Philosophy at the University of Bristol will be hosting a 2 day conference that will bring together physicists and philosophers to discuss the role of observers in the Universe. We will gather experts on Shape Dynamics, cosmology and the foundations of spacetime theory to present proposals and analysis regarding a variety of cosmological and epistemological issues associated with representations of local scale and time measurements.

The conference will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May in room G2 at Cotham House, which is home to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol. There is limit space available for anyone interested in attending. If you wish to do so, please register via the registration form available at:

The registration is free but required due to the limited space available in the lecture hall. For more details including directions to Cotham House and details about the programme, see the conference website:

The list of speakers is available below:

George Ellis (University of Cape Town)
Julian Barbour (College Farm)
Karen Crowther (University of Geneva)
Juliusz Doboszewski (Universities of Jagiellonian/Cambridge)
Astrid Eichhorn (University Heidelberg)
Simon Friederich (University College Groningen)
Steffen Gielen (University of Nottingham)
Henrique Gomes (Perimeter Institute)
Sean Gryb (University of Bristol)
Tim Koslowski (UNAM)
Flavio Mercati (Sapienza University Rome)
Mairi Sakellariadou (King’s College London)
David Sloan (University of Oxford)

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