1st Lake Geneva Graduate Conference (LG2C 2016)

Explanation, broadly conceived

Room H8-01 144.165, 9, Chemin des Mines, Geneva




    The Lake Geneva Graduate Conference (LG2C) is an annual event organized by the graduate students of the Universities of Geneva, Fribourg, Neuchâtel and Lausanne, Switzerland. LG2C is a project initiated by Alain Pe-Curto, who presented the idea to the Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO) in Summer 2015.

    The conference’s goal is to foster exchanges between graduate students from the Lake Geneva area and from elsewhere in the world. Submissions from graduate students were assessed by means of strict blind review processes in order to select approximately two submissions from the Lake Geneva area and two from elsewhere in the world.


    • 9:30-10:45 Prof. Christian Wüthrich (Geneva), Keynote speaker: What Becomes of the Future
    • 11:00-12:00 Jonas Werner (Hamburg): On the Epistemic Connection Between Grounds and Grounded
    • 12:00-1:00 Davide Romano (Lausanne): Quantum to Classical Transition in Bohmian Mechanics: from a (Quantum) Holistic Description to a (Classical) “Separable” World
    • 2:30-3:45 Prof. Karen Bennett (Cornell), Keynote speaker: Explanation, Production, and Causation
    • 4:00-5:00 François Pellet (Münster): Form, Matter, and Function in the Metaphysics of Mechanisms: Toward an Aggregative Definition of Mechanisms
    • 5:00-6:00 Alberto Tassoni (UC Berkeley): Laws and Explanation: Towards Unification
    • 6h15-7h00 Open discussion and refreshments, followed by the conference dinner