Roman Frigg

Seminar Talks



‘Modelling and Representing’, University of Exeter, May 2017.


‘Further Rethinking Equilibrium’, University of Bristol, May 2017.


‘Modelling and Representing’ University of Miami, February 2017.


‘Further Rethinking Equilibrium’, Center for Complexity Science Seminars, Imperial College, London, November 2016.


‘Further Rethinking Equilibrium’, Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Oxford, April 2016.


‘Complexity and Predictability’, Office for Applied Complexity (OfAC), Tate Gallery, London, March 2016.


‘Rethinking Equilibrium (in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics)’, Universität Salzburg, October 2015.


‘Structural Model Error and Unpredictability’, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München, October 2015.


‘Reconsidering Scientific Representation’, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris), October 2015.


‘Rethinking Equilibrium (in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics)’, Sigma Club, LSE, London, October 2015.


‘An Assessment of the Foundational Assumptions in High-Resolution Climate Projections: 
The Case of UKCP09’, Sorbonne Paris 4, December 2014.


‘Reconsidering Scientific Representation’, University of Bristol, November 2014.


‘Reconsidering Scientific Representation’, University of Toronto, September 2014.


‘The Best Humean System for Statistical Mechanics’, Chance and Conditionals Workshop, The Institute of Philosophy, University of London, June 2014.


‘Mathematisation and Representation’, LSE-UCL History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, LSE, London May 2014.


‘Fictional Models in Economics. For Real?’, Department of Economics, University of Rostock, January 2014.


‘Laplace’s Demon and the Adventures of His Apprentice’, SimTech Colloquium, University of Stuttgart, Germany, January 2014.


‘What Notion of Admissibility is Admissible?’, LSE Workshop on the Principal Principle, LSE, October 2013.


‘Laplace’s Demon and the Adventures of His Apprentice’, University of Southampton, February 2013.


‘Die Kurzsichtigkeit Chaotischer Modelle’, University of Bern, Switzerland, May 2012.


‘Probability Forecasting: Why Model-Imperfection is a Poison Pill’, Grantham Institute, LSE, February 2012.


‘Models of Modelling - Difference or Unity?’ Conference ‘Historical, Social and Philosophical Aspects of Modelling and Their Implications for Synthetic Biology’, BIOS, LSE, London, June 2011.


‘Climate Forecasting with Chaos, or Chaos in Climate Forecasting?', Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol, May 2011.


‘Modelling Nature: Representation in Philosophy and Sociology of Science’, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, May 2011.


‘Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction?’, Universidad de Buenos Aires, April 2011.


‘Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction’, Heythrop College, London, March 2011.


‘Fiction and Scientific Modeling’, Technical University Eindhoven, February 2011.


‘Explaining the Approach to Equilibrium in Terms of Epsilon-Ergodicity’, University of Oxford, January 2011.


‘Explaining the Approach to Equilibrium in Terms of Epsilon-Ergodicity’, University of Utrecht, November 2010.


‘A new Approach to the Approach to Equilibrium’, Universidad de Buenos Aires, April 2010.


‘Decision-Making with Chaotic Models’, Workshop on Chaotic Models, University of Toronto, March 2010.


‘Making Decisions with Climate Models’, Choice Group, LSE, February 2010, with Seamus Bradley.


‘Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction’, Templeton Project Research Seminar, LSE, January 2010.


‘GRW Theory’, Philosophy of Physics Reading Group, University of Sydney, May 2009.


‘Explaining the Approach to Equilibrium: A New Account of Typicality’, Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Sydney, May 2009.


‘The Philosophy of Simulation: Hot New Issues or Same Old Stew?’, School of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, May 2009.


‘Chance and Determinism: Compatibilism from a Humean Perspective’, Departmental Seminar of the Philosophy Department, Australian National University, Canberra, May 2009.


‘Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction’, Departmental Seminar of the Philosophy Department, University of Sydney, April 2009.


‘Chance in Classical Physics’, Philosophy of Natural Science Research Seminar, LSE, November 2008.


‘Models and Fiction’, Choice Group, LSE, October 2008.


‘Intertheoretic Reduction’, Second London-Paris-Tilburg Workshop in Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Tilburg, October 2008, with Foad Dizadji-Bahmani and Stephan Hartmann.


‘Humean Chance in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics’, Philosophy of Physics Discussion Group, University of Oxford, June 2008.


‘Typicality and the Approach to Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics’, Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Oxford, May 2008.


‘Models and Fiction’, First London-Paris-Tilburg Workshop in Logic and Philosophy of Science, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris), December 2007.


‘Models and Fiction’, Logos Research Colloquium, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, November 2007.


‘Models and Imagination’, Workshop ‘Models in Science: Semantics and Ontology’, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, July 2007.


‘Models and Imagination’, Workshop ‘Models as Evidence: The Role of Idealisation and Fictions in Science’, UNED, Madrid, June 2007.


‘Probability and Determinism’, Universidad de Buenos Aires, December 2006.


‘Probability in Boltzmann’s Approach to Statistical Mechanics’, Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico and Universidad de Buenos Aires, December 2006.


‘Science and Fiction - Outline of a Research Programme’, Universitat de Barcelona, September 2006.


‘Chance in Classical Statistical Mechanics’, University of Bristol, June 2006.


‘Probability in Spontaneous Localisation Approaches to Quantum Mechanics’, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris), April 2006.


‘Entropy and Randomness in Dynamical Systems’, Sigma Club Workshop on the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, LSE, January 2006.


‘Re-presenting Scientific Representation’, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, April 2005.


‘In Search of a Theory of Scientific Representation’, Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosofico and Universidad de Buenos Aires, April 2005.


‘The Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy and Dynamical Randomness’, Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio (Universidad de Buenos Aires y Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), April 2005.


‘Re-presenting Scientific Representation’, Moral Science Club, Cambridge, February 2005.


‘On the Property Structure of Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics’, Philosophy, Probability and Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris) December 2004.


‘Why Boltzmann and Maxwell were not Irrational After All – Reply to Anouk Barberousse’, Formal versus Historical Accounts of Scientific Theory Change, Sorbonne (Paris IV) and Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris) December 2004.


‘What is a Substantive Theory of Idealisation?’ (Reply to the key note speaker), University of London Graduate Conference, November 2004.


‘In Search of a Theory of Scientific Representation’, University of Leeds, November 2004.


‘On the Property Structure of Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics’, Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Oxford, June 2004.


‘Why Current Accounts of Scientific Representation Are Blind Alleys’, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, February 2004.


‘The Ergodic Hierarchy, Randomness, and Chaos’ Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, March 2003.


‘What’s Wrong with the Inferential Conception of Scientific Representation?’, Universitat de Barcelona, March 2003.


‘In What Sense Is the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy a Measure for Chaotic Behaviour? – Bridging the Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory and Communication Theory’, LSE, December 2002.


‘Models and Representation: Why Structures Are Not Enough’, Expert Workshop ‘Measurement in Economics and Natural Sciences’, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, May 2002.


‘How do Entropy in Information Theory and in Dynamical System Theory Relate?’ Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar at LSE, February 2002.


‘Structuralism and the Applicability of Mathematics in the Empirical Sciences’ paper given in the Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar at LSE, December 2001.


‘Models and Representation – Identifying the Problems’ paper read to the group for ‘Epistemology and Scientific Practice’ at LSE, November 2001.


‘Is Self-Organised Criticality the new Theory of Everything?’, paper read to the group for ‘Epistemology and Scientific Practice’ at LSE, March 2001.


‘Is there, after all, really a Counting Anomaly?’, Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar at LSE, February 2001.