I am a scientific collaborator at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). I have been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellowship to start my project in 2019, which is entitled Composing the World out of Nowhere: The Mereological Structures of Quantum Gravity. I’m also an associate member at the University of Rennes 1 (France). After a Ph.D. in metaphysics of time at the University of Rennes 1 (France), I was a postdoctoral researcher in the project Space and Time after Quantum Gravity (conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the University of Geneva) and then a research associate in the project To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers in Geneva. I am also a member of the Geneva Symmetry Group. Most of my research interests are in theoretical philosophy (metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics), mainly on time and space, modality, mereology and material objects but I also occasionally branch out in philosophy of mind and comparative philosophy. I am currently working on a collection on the philosophy of quantum gravity with Christian Wüthrich and Nick Huggett, to be published in Oxford University Press, and on a book on time in French, forthcoming with Vrin.

EMAIL CONTACT: baptiste.lebihan at unige.ch

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Selected publications

Forthcoming talks

  • 2019 ‘Eternalism in String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity’, Time and emergenceUniversity of Western Australia, December 17-18.
  • 2020 ‘Peut-on voyager dans le temps ?’, Conférence du bar Amzer’ ZoPlougoulm. January 9.
  • 2020 ‘The Landscape Problem and the Multiverse’, Conference on the Foundations of Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, New York University Abu Dhabi, January 19-21.
  • 2020 ‘Super-Relationism and Metaphysical Categories’, Structural, Factual, and Super-Relationist Views of Objects: Complutense University of Madrid-University of Geneva Joint Workshop, Complutense University of Madrid. March 3.
  • 2020 ‘Le temps perdu de la gravité quantique’, Conférences de l’IPR, Institut de Physique de Rennes, April 14.
  • 2020 ‘Can We Learn from Physics that We Live in a Multiverse?’, Workshop on Possible WorldsUniversity of Geneva, May 25.
  • 2020 ‘Temporal Existence in a Timeless World’, Time from Theory to Practice, University of Kent, June 24-26.