14th KMC: Road to Reality with Roger Penrose (2010) – Centrum Kopernika Badań Interdyscyplinarnych UJ

14th KMC: Road to Reality with Roger Penrose (2010)

The goal of the conference was not only to study Penrose's original contributions to mathematics, physics and philosophy, but also to critically asses his ideas and continue his line of research.

The first part of the “Road to Reality with Roger Penrose” conference, devoted to Penrose’s mathematics and physics, was held in the Institute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw on 17–18 May 2010 and the second part (the 14th Krakow Methodological Conference), devoted to Penrose’s physics and philosophy, was held in the Jagiellonian University in Krakow on 20–21 May 2010.

The following talks were delivered:

Simon Saunders Natural necessity: mathematics and structural realism
James Ladyman Three claims about symmetries in physics from “The Road to Reality”
Shahn Majid Quantum Born reciprocity and the cosmological constant
Józef Życiński Plato, Penrose and Ellis: Ontological Platonism in Foundations of Mathematics
Sir Roger Penrose Aeons before the Big Bang
Roman Duda Deep roots of mathematics
Bogdan Dembiński Peri ideon logikos
Krzysztof Wójtowicz Can empirical facts become mathematical truths
Stanisław Krajewski Penrose’s metalogical argument is unsound
Donald Lynden-Bell Mach’s Principle within General Relativity
Gordon McCabe The non-unique universe
Leszek Sokołowski On the abuse of gravity theories in cosmology
Wojciech Grygiel Hawking and Penrose – one physics, two philosophies?