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Cross-disciplinary perspectives on model-independent searches

Event description

Co-sponsored and co-hosted by Michela Massimi, Professor of Philosophy of Science, this two-day workshop will bring together particle physicists, astrophysicists and cosmologists to discuss the state of the art on methodological challenges and promises in using model-independent searches across a range of areas and searches.


Tessa Baker

Riccardo Barbieri

Jon Butterworth

Tiziano Camporesi

Michael Krämer

Ofer Lahav

Pablo Lemos

Antonio Masiero

John Peacock

Tara Shears

Licia Verde

Francesca Vidotto


Nora Boyd

Elena Castellani

Ana-Maria Crețu

Siska De Baerdemaeker

Luigi Del Debbio

David Freeborn

Marie Gueguen

Melissa Jacquart

Victoria Martin

Michela Massimi

C.D. McCoy

Alex Murphy

Daniele Oriti

Marilena Streit-Bianchi

Karim Thebault

Joe Zunzt

Michela's research is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (European Consolidator Grant no 647272, Perspectival Realism. Science, Knowledge and Truth from a Human Vantage Point). Project website:


See the full timetable on Indico

11 Feb / 14:00—14:10
Michela Massimi: Coffee and Welcome (0h10′)
11 Feb / 14:10—14:55
Tara Shears (0h45′)
11 Feb / 15:00—15:45
Jon Butterworth (0h45′)
11 Feb / 16:00—16:45
Tiziano Camporesi (0h45′)
11 Feb / 16:45—17:30
Francesca Vidotto (0h45′)
11 Feb / 17:30—18:00
Themes and Roundtable for Day 1 (0h30′)
12 Feb / 10:00—10:45
Michael Krämer (0h45′)
12 Feb / 10:55—11:40
Riccardo Barbieri (0h45′)
12 Feb / 11:40—12:25
Tessa Baker (0h45′)
12 Feb / 13:30—14:15
John Peacock (0h45′)
12 Feb / 14:15—15:00
Ofer Lahav (0h45′)
12 Feb / 15:15—16:00
Licia Verde (0h45′)
12 Feb / 16:00—16:45
Antonio Masiero (0h45′)
12 Feb / 16:45—17:15
Themes and Roundtable for Day 2 (0h30′)
12 Feb / 17:15—17:30
Marilena Streit-Bianchi and Michela Massimi (0h15′)

Cross-disciplinary perspectives on model-independent searches



Register for this event

Registration closes on Tuesday 11 December 2018.