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LAM Vincent - Chercheur CNRS

LAM Vincent - Chercheur CNRS CR2

Contact : Vincent.Lam[at]unil.ch

Axes de recherche au Ceperc

- 1.2 Métaphysique de la connaissance et ontologie formelle
- 2.1 Epistémologie des mathématiques et de la physique

Thèmes de recherche

- Philosophie de la physique
- Philosophie des sciences

Recherches actuelles

Questions liées aux fondements et à l’ontologie de la théorie quantique et de la théorie de la relativité générale.

Publications

(2015) Primitive ontology and quantum field theory. European Journal for Philosophy of Science. DOI : 10.1007/s13194-015-0113-1.

(2015) Quantum structure and spacetime. A paraître dans T. Bigaj et C. Wüthrich (eds.), Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics. New York : Rodopi, 209-228.

(2015) Review of ‘Discrete or Continuous ? The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics’ by Amit Hagar (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

(2015) The Physics and Metaphysics of Primitive Stuff (avec M. Esfeld, D. Lazarovici et M. Hubert). The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

(2014) Entities without intrinsic physical identity. Erkenntnis 79 : 1157-1171.

(2014) Protective measurements and the status of the wave function within the primitive ontology approach. Dans S. Gao (ed.), Protective Measurement and Quantum Reality : Toward a New Understanding of Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 195-210.

(2014). No categorial support for radical ontic structural realism (avec C. Wüthrich). The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. DOI : 10.1093/bjps/axt053.

(2013). The entanglement structure of quantum field systems. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27 : 59-72.

(2013). A dilemma for the emergence of spacetime in canonical quantum gravity (avec M. Esfeld). Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 : 286-293.

(2013) Aspects structuraux de l’espace-temps dans la théorie de la relativité générale. Dans S. Le Bihan (ed.), Précis de Philosophie de la Physique. Paris : Vuibert, 204-221.

(2012) The structural metaphysics of quantum theory and general relativity (avec M. Esfeld). Journal for General Philosophy of Science 43 : 243-258.

(2012) Review of ‘From Current Algebra to Quantum Chromodynamics’ by Tian Yu Cao (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010). Philosophy in Review 32 : 447-449.

(2012) Review of ‘Geometric Possibility’ by Gordon Belot (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011). International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26 : 227-230.

(2011) Gravitational and non-gravitational energy : the need for background structures. Philosophy of Science 78 : 1012-1023.

(2011) Ontic structural realism as a metaphysics of objects (avec M. Esfeld). Dans P. Bokulich and A. Bokulich (eds.), Scientific Structuralism. Dordrecht : Springer, 143-159.

(2010) Metaphysics of causation and physics of general relativity. Dans C. Calosi (ed.), Physics and Metaphysics. Pisa : Edizioni ETS, 61-80.

(2010) Holism and structural realism (avec M. Esfeld). Dans R. Vanderbeeken and E. Weber (eds.), Worldviews, science and us : Studies of analytical metaphysics. A selection of topics from a methodological perspective. Singapore : World Scientific, 10–31.

(2009) Métaphysique de la causalité et physique de la relativité générale. Klesis 13, 106-122.

(2009) Structures as the objects of fundamental physics (avec M. Esfeld). Dans U. Feest and H.-J. Rheinberger (eds.), Epistemic Objects. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 374 : 3-16.

(2008) Structural aspects of the singular feature of space-time. Dans D. Dieks (ed.), Ontology of Spacetime. Philosophy and Foundations of Physics Series. Vol. 2. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 111-131.

(2008) Moderate structural realism about space-time (avec M. Esfeld). Synthese 160 : 27-46.

(2007) The singular nature of space-time. Philosophy of Science 74 : 712-723.

(2006) Is a world only made up of relations possible ? A structural realist point of view. Dans M. Esfeld (ed.), John Heil. Symposium on his ontological point of view. Frankfurt : Ontos, 111-120.

(2005) Causation and Space-time. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 27 : 483-499.

Communications récentes

From the wave function to quantum gravity. Workshop ‘Emergent Time and Emrgent Space in Quantum Gravity, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam-Golm, décembre 2014.

In search of a primitive ontology for quantum field theory. Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Chicago, novembre 2014.

A primtive structuralist ontology for quantum mechanics : the wave fucntion as a physical structure in spacetime. The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. Corpus Christi College, Oxford, octobre 2014.

A la recherche d’une ontologie primitive pour la théorie quantique des champs. Ve Congrès de la Société de Philosophie des Sciences. Universités de Lille 1 et 3, juin 2014.

Contextual physical identity. Triennial Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science. Université de Roma Tre, juin 2014.

Primitive ontology and unitary inequivalence. Workshop ‘The quantum state as the memory of a quantum system’, Université de Lausanne et Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, mai 2014.

In search of a primitive ontology for quantum field theory, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft Spring Meeting, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, mars 2014.

The status of mass and energy in general relativity, The 17th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, juillet 2013.

Entities without intrinsic physical identity, Department Research Seminar, Department of Philosophy, The University of Auckland, mars 2013.

Quantum beables without space and time ?, The Australian Academy of Science, National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science Workshop, The University of Sydney, septembre 2012.

A dilemma for the emergence of spacetime in canonical quantum gravity, British Society for the Philosophy of Science Conference, Stirling, juillet 2012.

Quantum entanglement and general relativistic spacetime, Workshop : The Metaphysics of Contemporary Physics, Université de Lausanne, mai 2012.

No time ? Physical and metaphysical aspects, Swiss National Science Foundation Pro*Doc Workshop : Philosophy of Time, Ovronnaz, janvier 2012.

Physics and metaphysics of ontic structural realism, Thursday Seminar, School of Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, novembre 2011.

Entanglement and mixture in algebraic quantum field theory, Perimeter Institute - Australia Foundations (PIAF) Workshop, Brisbane, décembre 2010.

The general relativistic notion of energy, Relativistic Quantum Information Workshop, Brisbane, novembre 2010.

Gravitational and non-gravitational energy : the need for background structures, Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Montreal, novembre 2010.

Gravitational and non-gravitational energy : the need for background structures, Southern California Philosophy of Physics Group, University of California, Irvine, octobre 2010.

Quantum field theoretic entanglement and ontic structural realism, Philosophy of Physics Research Group, University of California, San Diego, octobre 2010.

Aspects of mass and energy in the theory of general relativity, Foundations of Physics Seminar, The University of Sydney, octobre 2010.

Aspects of entanglement and identity within algebraic quantum field theory, Philosophy of Physics Reading Group, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, mai 2010.

Structures in fundamental physics : a few aspects, Philosophy Seminar, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, mars 2010.