Annual Lecture Series (in-person)
Lunchtime Talks (in-person)
LTT: Adam Koberinski
March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Title: Renormalization group explanations in particle physics
Abstract: Despite the highly analogous forms that renormalization group methods take in particle physics and condensed matter physics, there are key modal differences between these domains. This leads to different types of explanatory aims in particle physics. Rather than explaining universality, the renormalization group is used to explain why renormalizable theories are successful despite the unimportance of renormalizability, lowest upper bounds on continued success of the Standard Model, and insensitivity to counterfactual variation. I critically examine whether the renormalization group can underwrite a form of prospective realism in particle physics.
This talk will also be available live streamed on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRp47ZMXD7NXO3a9Gyh2sg.
- March 31
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- Event Category:
- Lunch Time Talks 2022-2023
- 1117 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States