POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Alyssa Ney, the James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester, will discuss “Our Ordinary Three Dimensions in a Quantum Universe” as part of the Philosopher’s Holiday Lecture Series at Vassar College on Wednesday, February 24. Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 5:00pm in Taylor Hall, room 203.
Ney, who has taught philosophy at the University of Rochester since 2005, received her BS in physics and philosophy from Tulane University in 1999, and her doctorate in philosophy from Brown University in 2005. Her research specialties are metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of physics. She has co-edited the book The Wavefunction: Essays in the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics with David Albert, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011, and has had articles published in Noûs, Philosophical Issues, Philosophical Studies, and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, among others.
Ney directs the University of Rochester Philosophy Colloquium Series and an interdisciplinary series of lectures and brown bag discussions on the philosophy of physics.
This lecture is part of Philosopher’s Holiday, presented through the auspices of the Department of Philosophy, a student and faculty-run speakers program started in 1943 that has brought distinguished speakers such as Albert Camus and Hannah Arendt to Vassar. For further information, see http://philosophy.vassar.edu/.
People with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Directions to the Vassar Campus are available online at www.vassar.edu/directions.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.
Philosopher Alyssa Ney discusses the intersection of quantum mechanics and three-dimensional reality, February 24, 2010.
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