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Name: Gábor Szabó
Birth: 09-03-1969, Szombathely, Hungary

Education:
2012 Habilitation in philosophy of science
(Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)
2001 Ph.D. in philosophy of science (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
1993 M.A. in physics (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)
1987 graduation (Pannonhalma Benedictine Grammar School)

Research interests:
Foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum logic, Bell theorems, probabilistic causality, Reichenbachian common cause principle, metaphysics of probability, philosophy and history of modern physics.

Lecturing on:
Philosophy of quantum mechanics, philosophy and history of probability and causality, foundations of statistical physics, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science.

Languages skills: Hungarian (native), English (fluent), German (formerly fluent), Italian (intermediate)

Scholarships / Research Grants / Awards:

  • Travel Grant of The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 2017.

  • “A Formal Approach to the Metaphysical Foundations of Physics,” National Research, Development and Innovation Office, OTKA, K 115593, (philosophy of science, principal investigator), 2015-2019.

  • Senior Research Fellowship of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, 2015 June.
  • “Probability, Causality and Determinism,” Bilaterial Mobility Grant of the Hungarian and Polish Academies of Sciences, (philosophy of science, co-principal investigator), 2014-2016.

  • Probability, Causality, Space, and Time,” Research Grant of the Hungarian National Science Foundation, OTKA, K 100715, (philosophy of science), 2012-2015.

    Fulbright Research Grant at the Center for Philosophy of Science in the University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2012.

  • János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Science, (philosophy of science), 2008-2011.

  • Teacher-Researcher Award of the Hungarian Academy of Science, 2004.

  • János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Science, (history of science), 2003-2006.

  • Correlations and their explanation,” Research Grant of the Hungarian National Science Foundation, OTKA, T 043642, (philosophy of science), 2003-2005.

  • Forms of knowledge,” Research Grant of the Hungarian National Science Foundation, OTKA, T 037575, (philosophy of science), 2002-2005.

  • KAAD fellow in Institut für Philosophie, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München, Germany, 1996-1997.

Talks at the following seminars, workshops and conferences:

  • “Contextuality,” Institute seminar, Research Center for the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, 2017 November.

  • “Bell's local causality in local physical theory,” Quantum Investigations: A Conference in Honour of Miklós Rédei, London School of Economics, London, UK, 2017 October.

  • “How human and nature shakes hand: on the role of no-conspiracy in physical theories,“ The Sixth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, University of Exeter, UK, 2017 September.

  • “Local causality in algebraic field theories,“ The Third Logic, Relativity, and Beyond Conference, Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, 2017 August.
  • “A dynamical systems appoach to causation,“ Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Bologna, Italy, 2017 June (with Péter Fazekas, Balázs Gyenis, and Gergely Kertész).

  • “Bell's local causality,“ The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2017 May.

  • “Three levels of Bell's inequalities,“ Logic and Interactive Rationality Seminar, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017 May.

  • “On the Common Cause Principle,“ Philosophy of Physics Seminar, Institute of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2017 April.

  • “Local causality in quantum theory,” Department of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 2017 April.

  • “Publishing a paper in a journal,” Philosophy Publication Workshop, Central European University, Budapest, 2017 March.

  • “Quantum theory and local causality,“ (talk on skype) IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, 2017 February.

  • “A Bell-egyenlőtlenségek“ (Bell inequalities), Department Seminar, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2016 November.

  • “Kauzalitás és dinamika“ (Causality and dynamics), Magyar Tudomány Ünnepe, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016 November.

  • Julian Barbour időtlen világa” (The timeless world of Julian Barbour), Emlékezet és felejtés, Bolyai Társaság, Babes-Bolyai Egyetem, Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), Romania, 2016 October.

  • On the Budapest Research Group,” Science Studies in Budapest, Central European Univesity, Budapest, 2016 October.
  • “Einstein realitáskritériuma“ (Einstein's reality criterion), Department Seminar, Institute of Philosophy and History of Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2016 October.

  • “Mik a kvantumállapotok?“ (What are quantum states?), Physics meets philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016 September.

  • “The Common Cause Principle,” Analytic Philosophy Department, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechy, 2016 September.

  • “Deconstructing superposition,” The Sixth Budapest-Krakow Workshop on Probability, Causality and Determinism, Research Center for the Humanities, Krakow, Poland, 2016 September.

  • “Einstein's reality criterion,” XII Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy,  Pistoia, Italy, 2016 September.

  • “On the meaning of EPR's Criterion of Reality,” Eighth Quadrennial Pittsburgh Fellows Conference, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2016 July.

  • “Quantum mechanics as a representation of classical conditional probabilities,” Quantum Foundations workshop, Quantum Information Theory Group, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, 2016 June.

  • “Quantum mechanics from scratch,” The Fifth Budapest-Krakow Workshop on Probability, Causality and Determinism, Research Center for the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, 2016 May.

  • “How man and nature shake hands: the role of no-conspiracy in physical theories,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2016 March.

  • “Bell's local causality and d-separation,“ Local Causality and Causal Graphs, Mini-Symposium of the Philosophy of Physics Research Group, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016 March.
  • “How man and nature shakes hand: the role of no-conspiracy in physical theories,” Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2016 March.

  • “Local causality in local physical theories,” Causality and Non-locality in Physics, Quantum and Classical, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, Spain, 2015 November.

  • “Einstein's reality criterion,”Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 2015 October.

  • Conditioning using conditional expectation: the Borel-Kolmogorov paradox,” The Fifth  Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Düsseldorf,  Germany, 2015 September (with Zalán Gyenis and Miklós Rédei).

  • “On the Emergence of Macrostates,” The Fourth Budapest-Krakow Workshop on Probability, Causality and Determinism, Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2015 September (with Márton Gömöri and Balázs Gyenis).

  • “On Einstein's reality criterion in an operational approach,” Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, Germany, 2015 May.

  • “On Einstein's reality criterion,” The Third Budapest-Krakow Workshop on Probability, Causality and Determinism, Research Center for the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, 2015 May (with Márton Gömöri).

  • “The Borel-Kolmogorov Paradox and conditional expectations,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2015 March (joint talk with Zalán Gyenis and Miklós Rédei).

  • “On Bell's notion of local causality in local classical and quantum theory,” The Sixth Nagoya Winter Workshop on Reality and Measurement in Algebraic Quantum Theory, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2015 March.

  • “Bell's local causality in local physical theories,” Department of Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2014 November.

  • “Bell's local causality for philosophers,” Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Chicago, USA, 2014 November.

  • “On Bell's notion of local causality in local classical and quantum theory,” Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 2014 November.

  • “The Borel-Kolmogorov paradox and conditional expectation,” The First Budapest-Krakow Workshop on Probability, Causality and Determinism, Research Center for the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, 2014 September (with Miklós Rédei).

  • “Bell's local causality in local classical and quantum theory,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2014 May (joint talk with Péter Vecsernyés Péter).

  • “Noncommutative common causal explanation and the Bell inequalities,” Department of Philosophy, Durham University, UK, 2014 May.

  • “Bell's local causality in local classical and quantum theory,” London Foundations Connection, London School of Economics, London, UK, 2014 May.

  • Bell inequality and common causal explanation in algebraic quantum field theory,” Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK, 2014 May.

  • “Causation: a dynamical systems approach,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2014 April (joint talk with Péter Fazekas, Balázs Gyenis and Gergely Kertész).

  • “Bell's local causality is a Causal Markov Condition,” Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, Germany, 2014 April.

  • Common causal explanation and Bell inequality in algebraic quantum field theory,” The Fifth Nagoya Winter Workshop on Quantum Information, Measurement and Foundations, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2014 March.

  • Locality and Common Cause Principle,”  Department of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013 November.

  • Játék és kvantumelmélet” (Game and Quantum Theory), Játék és Tudomány, Bolyai Társaság, Babes-Bolyai Egyetem, Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), Romania, 2013 October.

  • “Von Mises és a valószínűség frekvenciaelmélete“ (Von Mises and the frequency theory of probability), Department Seminar, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2013 September.

  • Bell's Local causality in algebraic field threory,”  The Fourth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Helsinki, Finland, 2013 August.

  • On the localization of the common cause,”  Foundations of Physics Conference, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2013 July.

  • Frequency interpretation of probability,” Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2013 June.

  • Von Mises's theory of probability,” Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2013 June.

  • “Local causality, Theoretical Philosophy Forum,“ Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2013 May.

  • Local causality in local classical and quantum threories,”  New Directions in the Philosophy of Physics, Department of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2013 April.

  • Quantum correlations and causal explanation,” Fulbright: Committed to the Future Conference, Budapest, 2013 March.

  • Common cause explanations of Bell-type experiments,” Workshop on Causation, Dispositions and Probabilities in Physics and Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012 November (with Miklós Rédei).

  • Common causal explanation and Bell inequality in algebraic quantum field theory,” Philosophy of Physics seminar, University of Oxford, UK, 2012 November.

  • Bell inequality and common causal explanation,” Sigma Club, London School of Economics, London, UK, 2012 November.

  • “Trying to understand a new no-go result: the PBR theorem,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2012 October.

  • “Quantum correlations and Bell inequalities in algebraic quantum field theory,” Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, Germany, 2012 October.

  • Bell inequality and common causal explanation in algebraic quantum field theory,” Seventh Quadrennial Pittsburgh Fellows Conference, Mugla University, Turkey, 2012 June.

  • “Bell inequality in algebraic quantum field theory,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2012 May.

  • Bell inequalities and common causes in algebraic quantum field theory,” Southern California Philosophy of Physics Group, University of California, Irvine, USA, 2012 April.

  • “Noncommutative Common Cause Principle in algebraic quantum field theory,” Logic and Philosophy of Science Research Group, University of Maryland, Washington, USA, 2012 April.

  • Bell inequalities in algebraic quantum field theory,” lunch-time seminar, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2012 February.

  • Common causal explanations and Bell's inequalities,” lunch-time seminar, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2011 September.

  • “Kvantumtérelmélet és kauzalitás: közös ok az algebrai térelméletben“ (Quantum field theory and causality: common cause in field theory), Department Seminar, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University Budapest, 2011 March (joint talk with Péter Vecsernyés).

  • “Common causal explanations and the Bell inequalities,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2010 October.

  • Life of Pauli and his Role in the History of Science,” International Symposium in Memoriam Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Budapest, 2009 March.

  • “Objektivista kalauz a szubjektív valószínűséghez“ (An objectivist guide to subjective probability), Nyelv, megértés, interpretáció, Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös University Budapest, 2008 October.

  • “An objectivist guide to subjective probability,“ Theoretical Philosophy Forum, Department of Logic, Eötvös University Budapest, 2008 October.

  • Probabilistic Causality,” CEU-LSE Summer University, Budapest, 2008 July.

  • Bell's Inequality from Separate Common Causes,” IQSA conference Quantum Structures 2006, Valletta, Malta, 2006.

  • “Causality,“ (three talks) Department of Philosophy, University of Debrecen, 2005.

  • “Korreferátum E. Szabó László, Miért téves az antropikus elv a kozmológiában? c. előadásához,“ (Correferatum to László E. Szabó's talk on Why the antropic principle is incorrect?), Magyar Pax Romana 47. kongresszusa, Győr 2005.
  • Separate- versus Common-Common-Cause-Type Derivations of the Bell Inequalities,” ESF conference Branching Space-Time, Cracow, Poland, 2005.

  • Reichenbachian Common Cause Systems as Explanations,” PPM workshop Philosophy, Probability and Physics, Konstanz, Germany, 2005.

  • Symmetric Reichenbachian Common Cause Systems,” IQSA conference Quantum Structures 2004, Denver, USA, 2004.

  • Reichenbachian Common Cause Systems,” DLMPS conference, Oviedo, Spain, 2003.

  • Reichenbachian Common Causes,” IQSA conference Quantum Structures V, Cesenatico, Italy, 2001.

  • Generalizations of the Reichenbachian Common Causes,” IQSA conference Quantum Structures IV, Berlin, Germany, 1996.