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    Nick Huggett (forthcoming). Target Space ≠ Space. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
    This paper investigates the significance of T-duality in string theory: the indistinguisha- bility with respect to all observables, of models attributing radically different radii to space – larger than the observable universe, or far smaller than the Planck length, say. Two interpretational branch points are identified and discussed. First, whether duals are physically equivalent or not: by considering a duality of the familiar simple harmonic oscillator, I argue that they are. Unlike the oscillator, there are no measurements ‘outside’ string theory (...)
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    Flavia Padovani (forthcoming). Measurement, Coordination, and the Relativized a Priori. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
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    Iulian D. Toader (forthcoming). “Above the Slough of Despond”: Weylean Invariantism and Quantum Physics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
    This paper discusses Weylean invariantism, the view that scientific objectivity requires categoricity, and shows that it may correctly be attributed to Weyl, who took this condition to express a type of theoretical completeness. The condition is satisfied by quantum mechanics, for the Stone-von Neumann theorem can be naturally interpreted as a categoricity result. However, quantum field theory invalidates the theorem due to unitary inequivalence, so either Weylean invariantism is false and should be rejected, or categoricity can be established despite unitary (...)
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    Anouk Barberousse & Cyrille Imbert (forthcoming). Cellular Automata in Fluid Dynamics: Not so Different. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
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