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Philosophy and History of Physics Reading Group

The reading group meets on Tuesdays, 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Board Room. Please contact Joe Martin (jdm205) or Jeremy Butterfield (jb56) if you would like access to a copy of the readings.

Lent Term 2018

The theme for the term is Gravitational Waves. We suggest the following readings for the first three sessions, and list some other possible readings. But at the first one or two sessions, we will plan later sessions in the light of participants' interests.

23 January

30 January

6 February

  • Kip Thorne, Black Holes and Time Warps, W. Norton 1994: chapter 10

There is a copy of the Kennefick and Thorpe books in the Whipple, on Reserve. The book by D. Kennefick is also an ebook, freely available in the Cambridge University domain, through iDiscover.