Talks

* = conference presentations selected via double blind-reviewing

2021

*2021/10/29 – «Relationships between actions, equations of motion, symmetries and conservation laws: dispelling some misunderstandings (or, how to build a hierarchy of empirical statuses)»20th UK and European Conference on Foundations of Physics, 28-30/10/2021, Paris, France

2021/09/16 – «Energy-momentum conservation and the specificity of general relativity, revisited»Symposium «Symmetries and conservation laws in history and philosophy of general relativity», European Philosophy of Science Association 2021 conference (EPSA21), 15-18/09/2021, online + University of Turin, Italy

2021/05/31 – «Defining ‘t Hooft’s beam-splitter empirical symmetry»Work in Progress seminar, online + Department of Philosophy, KGW Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austria

2021/04/29 – «Symmetry breaking and Curie’s principle»Course of Patricia Palacios “Emergence and Reduction in the Sciences”, online + Department of Philosophy, KGW Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austria

2021/03/17 – «A gradation of empirical statuses for conservation principles»1st Austro-Belgian meeting in philosophy of physics and science, online + Department of Philosophy, KGW Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austria & Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2021/01/27 – «How to formalise empirical symmetries?» [in French] – Research days of the Archives Henri-Poincaré, online + University of Strasbourg & University of Lorraine & CNRS, France

2021/01/18 – «Philosophy of symmetries in physics and the question of their empirical statuses» [in French] – Research seminar on sciences and technologies, online + University of Strasbourg, France

2020

2020/11/05 – «The (non-)inheritance of (a)symmetries, its link with Curie’s principle, and its variational realisations»Workshop «Conceptual and Phenomenological Reflections on Gauge Symmetries, the Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism, Particles, and Observables», 05-06/11/2020, online + University of Graz, Austria

2019

*2019/11/17 – «How to analyse and situate direct empirical status of theoretical symmetries in physics» – 23rd Oxford Graduate Conference in Philosophy, 16-17/11/2019, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2019/11/08 – «Noether’s theorems and Klein’s results: historical, linguistic, and philosophical aspects»Workshop «Noether’s theorems and beyond», Institute of Mathematics, University of Mainz, Germany

*2019/09/03 – «Direct and indirect empirical statuses compared to the Newtonian and Leibnizian interpretations of theoretical symmetries in physics»2nd Irvine-London-Munich-PoliMi-Salzburg (ILMPS) Conference in Philosophy and Foundations of Physics, 02-03/09/2019, University of Salzburg, Austria

2019/06/26 – «Defining the indirect empirical status of theoretical symmetries in physics»Work in Progress seminar, Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2019/05/27 – «Direct empirical status of theoretical symmetries in physics»Presentation at the beginning of the public defence of the PhD thesis, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2018

*2018/07/11 – «Observers, references and symmetries»19th UK and European Conference on Foundations of Physics, 10-13/07/2018, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

2018/05/08 – «Empirical status of theoretical symmetries in quantum mechanics»Workshop on history and philosophy of physics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

2018/03/08 – «Empirical status of theoretical symmetries in spacetime theories»Philosophy of physics seminar, Geneva Symmetry Group, University of Geneva, Switzerland

2017

*2017/09/14 – «Noether’s theorems and energy conservation in general relativity»Conference «Thinking about space and time: 100 years of applying and interpreting general relativity», 12-14/09/2017, University of Bern, Switzerland

2017/07/03 – «What symmetries with direct empirical status look like and how gauge symmetries are useful for this status»Conference «Direct empirical status and the ontology of symmetries in physics», 03-04/07/2017, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

*2017/06/22 – «Gauge symmetries and symmetries with direct empirical status»Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS), 20-23/06/2017, University of Bologna, Italy

2017/03/24 – «Derivation of conservation laws from theoretical symmetries via Noether’s theorems»Foundations of physics seminar, Descartes Centre, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

2016

*2016/11/26 – «Direct empirical status: Utility and shortcomings»5th Young Researchers Days in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science of the Belgian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (BSLPS), 25-26/11/2016, the Royal Academy of Belgium

2016/03/22 – «Active and passive interpretations of transformations, and their ontology»Work in Progress seminar, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

2015

2015/12/03 – «Cognitive transparency and epistemic contexts» [in French] – Seminar on cognitive transparency of semantic contents, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

2015/11/12 – «Ontological status of symmetries in physics» [in French] – General seminar of the Doctoral School 1 in Philosophy, Université de Namur, Belgium

*2015/06/20 – «From definite descriptions to the analysis of knowledge: handling Gettier cases with a notion of scope»7th International Triennial Congress of the Société de Philosophie Analytique (SoPhA) «The analytical philosophy in the 21st century», 17- 20/06/2015, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

2015/04/20 – «Empirical status of gauge symmetries» [in French] – Course of Alexandre Guay «Advanced Studies in the Philosophy of Natural Sciences B – Symmetries in Physics», Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2015/02/03 – «Complex concepts and semantic networks» [in French] – Seminar associated to the ARC «Causality and Free Will», Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2014

*2014/06/26 – «Clarification of the distinction between physical structures and mathematical structures by a study of symmetries» [in French] – 5th Biennial Congress of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences (SPS) «Metaphysics of Science», 25-27/06/2014, Université Lille-1 and Université Lille-3, France

2014/04/23 – «Structuralism, symmetry and quantum mechanics: works in progress» [in French] – Work in Progress seminar, Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium