Bryan Roberts/ Juliana Cardinale

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre

Bryan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Chair: Juliana Cardinale, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Science has become so good at understanding limits that, incredibly, we can even use science to grasp the limits of science itself. Many of these limits are famous, such as the speed of light, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. But there are many others that are not so famous. This public lecture discussed how such scientific limits constrain what we can know, in everything from astronomy, to particle physics, to our day-to-day activities.