06 Jun
06. Jun. 2024 07. Jun. 2024

Models And Trust: Highlighting Issues Across Science

This workshop brings together leading international philosophers of science to discuss important challenges in regard to models, trust, and values, including: the limitations of climate analogue models, the erosion of public trust due to polarization, the distinction between research and pseudo-research, and the pitfalls of expansive conceptions of health.

The workshop will take place in person in Hannover; the workshop language is English.

This workshop is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) – Project 470816212/KFG43.


Schedule (also available as a PDF with abstracts)

Day 1 – June 6th, 2024

09:30 - 10:00 

Welcome and Coffee 

10:00 - 11:00 

Giovanni Valente (Politecnico di Milano) 
Tales of Twin Cities: What are Climate Analogues Good for?

11:15 - 12:15 

Soazig LeBihane (University of Montana) 
How to Secure Public Trust in Value-Laden Science - A Fiduciary Model

12:15 - 13:30 


13:30 - 14:30 

Nick Huggett (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Demarcating Research from Pseudo-Research

14:45 - 15:45 

Roman Frigg (London School of Economics) 
Models, Understanding, and Trust

15:45 - 16:15 


16:15 - 17:15 

Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego) 
When Is It Okay to Ban Research (Funding)?


Dinner at Restaurant Soulkitchen, Lichtenbergplatz 2a, 30449 Hannover


Day 2 – June 7th, 2024

09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 10:15 Carl Hoefer (University of Barcelona)
Trust in Public Health Science after the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Pessimistic Outlook
10:30 - 11:30 Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida; Cambridge University)
On Managing Values in Science: A Return to Decision Theory
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee
12:00 - 13:00 Quill Kukla (Georgetown University)
Healthism, Elite Capture, and the Pitfalls of an Expansive Notion of Health
13:30 Lunch at, Engelbosteler Damm 15, 30167 Hannover


Workshop Information

Getting to the workshop

The workshop will take place on the campus of Leibniz University Hannover in room F335 (Senatssaal) (3rd floor), Welfenschloss / University Main Building, building 1101. Click on the following link for the building locationWelfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover, Germany.

The closest airports are Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, and Berlin; the closest train station is Hannover Central Station (Hannover Hauptbahnhof).

See here for directions to Leibniz University Hannover by car, public transport, and plane.


Click here to download a list of hotels in Hannover city.


Building 1101 (university main building) has three accessible restrooms on the ground floor (click here for a map). If you enter one of the two main entrances from the front of the building, you will find the nearest restroom to the left (on the hallway next to the Leibniz Shop). Follow the signs for elevators to the upper floors. From the conference rooms on the upper floors, you can take the elevator to the main floor to access this restroom.


This workshop is organised by Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch, Dr. Donal Khosrowi, Ilvie Prince, and Dr. Leonie Wiemeyer of the SOCRATES Group.


06. Jun. 2024 07. Jun. 2024


Dr. Leonie Wiemeyer
Institute for Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover


Leibniz University Hannover
Geb.: 1101
Raum: F335 (3rd floor)
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Standort anzeigen