Speakers

REDUCTION IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY

International Workshop in
Philosophy of Physics and Philosophy of Biology

Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC), Santiago, Chile
January 4‐6, 2016

SPEAKERS

Stephan Hartman is the Chair of Philosophy of Science, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the LMU Munich. Before that he taught at Tilburg University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Konstanz. He had visiting appointments at the University of California at Irvine and Lund University and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is President of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) and of the European Society for Analytical Philosophy (ESAP). For more information, visit his webpage: http://stephanhartmann.org
Aidan Lyon completed a PhD degree (2009) in philosophy at the Australian National University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland College Park, and will be visiting the MCMP for 6 months each year (Oct–Feb) until 2017 on a Humboldt Fellowship. Aidan is also a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne. For more information visit his website:   http://aidanlyon.com
Ximena González-Grandón is a Postdoctoral researcher at IFICC in Philosophy of Biology. He earned his PhD in Philosophy of Cognitive sciences at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and Basque Country University (UPN-EHU). She is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics in the National University of Mexico (UNAM). Her main research interests are in philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive sciences and philosophy of medicine. Besides, she is a physician.
Olimpia Lombardi is an associate professor at the University of Buenos Aires and principal researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). She earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires.  Her main research interests are in philosophy of physics, philosophy of chemistry and philsosophy of biology with several publications in all those areas. For more information visit her website:  http://www.filoexactas.exactas.uba.ar/olimpia/olimpia.htm
Patricia Palacios is a doctoral fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the LMU Munich and she is also a member of IFICC.  Her current research interests are in general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics, with particular interest in the philosophy of statistical mechanics. For more information visit her website: http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/people/doct_fellows/palacios_patricia/index.html
Samuel Fletcher is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and he is also affiliated with the MCMP. He obtained his PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine, where he held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (from 2010-2014). His current research interests are in the foundations of physics and statistics and also in broader issues in the philosophy of science. For more information visit his website: http://samuelcfletcher.com
Federico Benitez is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern in Switzerland, having previously spent some years at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. He earned his PhD in Statistical Mechanics (with an emphasis in Renormalization Group Methods) at the University of Paris 6. He comes from Montevideo, Uruguay.
Davide Vecchi is FCT Research Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Sciences (CFCUL) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He obtained the Ph.D. at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method of the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom). His current research interests are in theoretical and philosophical issues in developmental and evolutionary biology. For more information visit http://cfcul.fc.ul.pt/equipa/dvecchi.php
Wilfredo Quezada is associate professor at the Universidad de Santiago where he is the current Director of the Philosophy Department. He obtained his Ph.D. from King’s College London. His current research interests are in philosophical logic and in the metaphysics of causality.  For more information https://www.causalidadusach.cl
Maurizio Esposito is associate professor at the Universidad de Santiago. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Leeds. His areas of research are the history and philosophy of science, and especially of the life sciences. For more information visit https://usach.academia.edu/MaurizioEsposito
Diego Romero Maltrana is an associate Professor of Physics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and he is a member of the Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC). He earned his PhD in Physics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He also obtained an MSc in Philosophy of Physics from the University of Oxford. His recent research in philosophy of physics includes the analysis of the equivalence of mass and energy proposed by Albert Einstein, the Higgs boson and the relation between symmetries and conserved quantities. For more information visit http://ificc.cl/content/diego-romero-matrana
Pablo Razeto is the director of the Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC). He obtained his Ph.D.  in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chile. His main areas of research are theoretical biology, mathematical models in evolutionary biology, general philosophy of sciences and philosophy of biology. For more information visit more information visit http://www.ificc.cl/content/pablo-razeto-barry
José Tomás Alvarado is associate professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago. He obtained the Ph.D. at the University of Navarra. His areas of research are philosophy of language and analytic metaphysics. For more information visit: http://filosofia.uc.cl/Academicos/alvarado-marambio-jose-tomas
Ramiro Frick is a doctoral fellow at the Alberto Hurtado University and he is also a member of IFICC. His main areas of research are general philosophy of sciences, philosophy of biology and philosophy of cognitive sciences. For more information visit: http://www.ificc.cl/content/ramiro-frick-andrade
Brad Weslake is an associate professor in philosophy at the New York University, Shanghai. He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney.His research interests are in philosophy of science, especially causation and explanation, and on related topics in philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology and philosophy of mind. For more information visit his website: http://bweslake.org
Michael Strevens is an associate professor in philosophy at the New York University. He obtained his PhD in philosophy from the Rutgers University. His main research interests are in Philosophy of science, philosophical applications of cognitive science as well as in Philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, formal epistemology. He has several publications in those areas and he is also the author of three books: Tychomancy, Depth and Bigger than Chaos. For more information visit his website: http://www.strevens.org