# May 1989

The Archive contains the folowing Recordings for May 1989 :

1st May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 2 : 3:00 pm : Geometry and Analysis Seminar

Professor M.F. ATIYAH : Instantons, monopoles and skyrmions

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1st May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Higman Room 5:00 PM : Topology Seminar

J.P. MAY (Chicago) : Completions of G-Spectra at ideals of the Burnside ring.

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2nd May 1989 : The London School of Economics : The Vera Anstey Room 2:00 pm : LSE Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method Departmental Staff/Graduate Seminar

Prof. Alan BOYER (University of Clermont) : Some effects of Popper’s Metaphysical Turn on His Epistemology

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2nd May 1989 May 1989 : 4:30 pm : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : SIGMA Club Meeting

Professor Hugh MELLOR (Cambridge) : Psychophysical Laws

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2nd May 1989 : 5:00 pm University of Oxford Mathematical Institute : Algebra Seminar

Mr Maurice du SAUTOY (Oxford) : Discrete Groups, Analytic Groups and Poincare Series

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3rd May 1989 : 4:30 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar :

David FINKELSTEIN (Georgia Tech/visiting Oxford)

Algebraic Relativity

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3rd May 1989 : Kings College London (KCL) Department of History and Philosophy of Science : 2:15 pm : Departmental Seminar : Room 1 B 06

Professor Ned BLOCK (MIT) : Does the inverted Spectrum refute the Computer Model of the Mind ?

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Thursday 4th May 1989 : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 2, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : Departmental Seminar :

Dr Christopher HOOKWAY (Birmingham) : Naturalized Epistemology, Nominalist Epistemology and Scepticism

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5th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L3, 4:30 pm : Mathematical Logic Seminar

Professor D.S. BRIDGES (Buckingham) : Completeness and markov’s Principle

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8th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 2 : 3:00 pm : Geometry and Analysis Seminar

Professor D. TOLEDO : Fundamental Groups of Kahler Manifolds.

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9th May 1989 : 5:00 pm University of Oxford Mathematical Institute : Algebra Seminar

Dr S. VASILOVSKY (Novosibirsk)

Bases of Identities of some simple non-associative algebras over an infinite field.

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10th May 1989 : Kings College London (KCL) Department of History and Philosophy of Science : 2:15 pm : Departmental Seminar : Room 1 B 06 :

Dr Philip RIPPON (Open University) : The Geometric Nature of Fractals

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May 10th 1989 : 2:30 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar (i) :

Professor Igor NOVIKOV (Moscow/Cambridge) : Wormholes and Time Machines

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May 10^{th} 1989 : 4:30 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar (ii) :

James VICKERS (Southampton) : Curvature and Cosmic Strings

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Thursday 11th May 1989 : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 2, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : Departmental Seminar :

Prof. Nancy NERSESSIAN (Princeton) : Reasoning from Imagery and Analogy in Concept Formation in Science : Faraday, Maxwell and the Concept of A Field

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12th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 3, 4:30 PM : Mathematical Logic Seminar

H.S. SHIN (Oxford) : Counterfactuals and the Theory of Equilibrium Games

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15th May 1989 : 4:00 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar :

Professor James HARTLE : Time and Prediction in Quantum Cosmology

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15th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 2 : 3:00 pm : Geometry and Analysis Seminar

Professor Michael ATIYAH : K-Theory and Witten’s Euler characteristic

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15th May 1989 : 5:00 pm University of Oxford Mathematical Institute

Dr K. ANSON (ICI) : A New Solution to the Taylor Problem of flow between rotating cylinders

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16th May 1989 : The London School of Economics : The Vera Anstey Room 2:00 pm : LSE Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method Departmental Staff/Graduate Seminar

Prof. John FORGE (Griffith University, Australia) : Laws of Nature

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Tuesday 16th May 1989 : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 2, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : SIGMA Club Meeting

Prof. Gordon FLEMING (Penn State) : The Interpretation and Detection of Rindler Quanta.

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17th May 1989 : Kings College London (KCL) Department of History and Philosophy of Science : 2:15 pm : Departmental Seminar : Room 1 B 06

Dr Mary MORGAN (LSE) : The Explanation of Cycles : Sunspots, Random Shocks and Economists

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May 17th 1989 : 4:30 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar :

Neil O’MURCHAIDHA (Cork) : Trapped Surfaces and Spherical Stars

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Thursday 18th May 1989 : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 2, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : Departmental Seminar :

Dr Alex KELLER (Leicester) : Scientific Biography versus Autobiography : The Case of Nuclear Fission

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19th May 1989 : 4:00 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar :

Professor Victor BRUMBERG (Leningrad)

Relativity in Celestial Mechanics and Astronomy

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19th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 3, 4:30 PM : Mathematical Logic Seminar

Dr J. ABBOT (Bath) : Factorization of Polynomials given by black boxes.

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22nd May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 2 : 3:00 pm : Geometry and Analysis Seminar

Professor M.F. ATIYAH : The casson Invariant as a Quantum Field Theory

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22nd May 1989 : 3:00 pm University of Oxford Mathematical Institute The Higman Room : Special Lecture on the History of Mathematics

Professor Judith GRABINER (Claremont California) : Was Newton’s Calculus A Dead End ? : A New Look at MacLaurin’s “Treatise on Fluxions”

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22nd May 1989 : 5:00 pm University of Oxford Mathematical Institute : Algebra Seminar

Professor P.J.HILTON (S.U.N.Y.) Recognising Z/k -like Groups

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23rd May 1989 : The London School of Economics : The Vera Anstey Room 2:00 pm : LSE Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method Departmental Staff/Graduate Seminar

Dr Gregory CURRIE (University of Otago, New Zealand) : Pluralism and Relativism in the Structuralist Approach to Mathematicaal and Physical Theory

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24th May 1989 : Kings College London (KCL) Department of History and Philosophy of Science : 2:15 pm : Departmental Seminar : Room 1 B 06

Dr Paul FOULKES : Rational and Irrational Number in Plato, Aristotle and Euclid.

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24th May 1989 : 4:30 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar :

Peter D’EATH (DAMTP) : High Speed Black-Hole Collisions : Review and Progress

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Thursday 25th May 1989 : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 2, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : Departmental Seminar :

Prof. Ned BLOCK (MIT) : Inverted Earth : An Expanded (and Improved) Version of the Inverted Spectrum Argument

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29th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Room L 2 : 3:00 pm : Geometry and Analysis Seminar

Prof. V.F.R. JONES (Berkeley) : Knot polynomials

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Tuesday 30th May 1989 : The London School of Economics : The Vera Anstey Room 2:00 pm : LSE Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method Departmental Staff/Graduate Seminar

Professor Allan FRANKLIN (Colorado) ; Towards A Philosophy of Experiment

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Tuesday 30th May 1989 : Seminar Room, University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane 4: 30 pm : SIGMA Club Meeting

Professor David FINKELSTEIN (Georgia Institute of Technology, visiting Oxford)

World Without Being : An Approach to Quantum Dynamics.

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30th May 1989 : University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Higman Room , 5:00 PM : Topology Seminar

Ian HAMBLETON (McMaster) : Topology 4-Manifolds with finite fundamental group.

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31st May 1989 : Kings College London (KCL) Department of History and Philosophy of Science : 2:15 pm : Departmental Seminar : Room 1 B 06

Dr Peter LANDSBERG (Southampton) : Unattainability and Infinity : A Case Study of Thermodynamics and Its Implications.

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31st May 1989 : 4:30 pm : Queen Mary College University of London : London Relativity Seminar :

Ian ROULSTONE (Oxford and Meteorological Office) : Infra-Red Problems in Electrodynamics

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More recordings to be added