Category Archives: Models & Similarity

On building and interpreting physical models: the NRC now has to face what went wrong in modeling the AP1000 nuclear reactor design (UPDATED on September 24th & 30th, 2011)

16 September 2011 This post is to tell you what has happened so far since August 16th, 2011.  That was the day that I made a presentation to the NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)’s Subcommittee on the AP1000 … Continue reading

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Forgetting About the Sun

Forgetting About the Sun. This post explains the context of my presentation to the NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards on August 16, 2011, provides links to the slides and text of my 5 minute presentation, and provides links to … Continue reading

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Conference – Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP)

. . . is where I’d prefer to be right now. This is the third biennial conference of SPSP, being held in Exeter this year (June 22 – 24, 2011).  The conference webpage is here: http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/events/societyforthephilosophyofscienceinpractice-conference/conferenceprogramme/ and the program is … Continue reading

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“Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation” Conference ——- April 1 – 3 in Pittsburgh, PA

Registration for the conference in Pittsburgh this weekend called “Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation” filled up before the deadline!  I will be totally occupied preparing for and participating in it for the next few days, so will not post much. … Continue reading

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