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Williamsport, PA. Visiting the Pajama Factory, the conversion of an old factory building into artists' lofts and much more. Photographer, Eve Picker.

At Peg and Bill's Diner in Williamsport, December 12, 2023. Photographer: Eve Picker.

At the Athenaeum at Caltech in Pasadena, while visiting the Einstein Papers and giving a talk on Einstein's view of singularities. December 7, 2023.

In Bloomington, Indiana, at Indiana University while giving the Coffa Distinguished Lecture. Photo in the Indiana Memorial Union Building. October 26, 2023.

In Cambridge, MA. Outside Black Hole Initiative, prior to giving a talk on what Einstein thought about spacetime singularities. October 16, 2023

Woody's backwater BARge and grill, on a barge moored at Presque Isle Bay, Erie PA. July 19, 2023. Photographer: Eve Picker.


DeLuca's diner in Pittsburgh's Strip District. October 29, 2022. Finally venturing back into normal life after COVID disruptions. Photographer: Eve Picker. Go for a classic dining experience in classic diner. Food is unremarkable.

In London, UK. Prior to giving a lecture at the London School of Economics. My hotel was right next to St Paul's cathedral. June 30, 2022.

In Leeds, UK, when giving the Mangoletsi-Potts lectures on the material theory of induction. Outside the spectacular Metropole hotel, where I stayed. June 28, 2022.

In Munich for the celebration in honor of Jeremy Butterfield. June 25, 2022. Outside the Internationales Begegnungzentreum der Wissenschaften München. (The meeting room was on the ground floor. I think these are apartments above.)

Back on the road for a conference. Stillwater, MN, for Seven Pines Symposium  Photographer: Harrison Payne.
(Alas, it did not go well. I came down with some virus (COVID test negative), gave my talk via Zoom from the hotel and left for home. Several days later COVID test was positive.)


Short trip to Washington, DC. Dinner at Annie's Steakhouse on 17th St. Photographer: Eve Picker.

In this year and a half of the plague, I have not traveled much and have not wanted to travel much. Summer at our lakeside cottage has been a most welcome respite.

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(July 23, 2021) We managed a short drive into Ohio to buy plants for the garden. We stopped at Mary's diner in Geneva, Ohio, which is near Geneva-on-the-Lake. Photographer: Eve Picker.


How life in this year of the plague felt.

(These are Zoom room backgrounds that reflected my mood.)

We escaped when we could to a cottage on a lake.

March 13, 2020. (Friday the 13th) At Heathrow airport waiting for my flight to Pittsburgh after visiting Stockholm. The US halted flights from Europe, starting at midnight on Friday the 13th. My flight landed at 8:15pm. This was the last day of open travel from Sweden to the US. The circled announcement in the photo is the gate announcement for the Pittsburgh flight.
Heathrow, March 13, 2020

March 11, 2020. Stockholm, Sweden, while I was giving the Wedberg Lectures at the University of Stockholm. Photographer: Richard Dawid.
Stockholm March 11, 2020


October 6, 2019. Princeton NJ, for a meeting of the Einstein Papers Project Executive Committee. Shown is 124 John St., where Eve and I lived in 1982 and 1983.
 Princeton NJ

July 21, 2019. Saig in the Schwarzwald, Germany. Before start of summer school, The Nature of Entropy 1: From Thermodynamics to Black Holes. View from balcony of my room.
 Saig, Germany

June 13, 2019. Mackinac Island, MI. At a Sushi restaurant. Photographer, Eve Picker.
Mckinac Island

June 11, 2019. Detroit, MI. At a 1950s, 1960s retro AirBnB in midtown. At the Avalon Bakery. Photographer, Eve Picker.

May 17, 2019. Stillwater, MN. At the Seven Pines Symposium.
Seven Pines

May 14, 2019. Minneapolis, MN. Before giving public lecture on time travel at the McNamara Center, University of Minnesota (in photo).

May 4, 2019. Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia. Photographer: David Norton.
Bondi Beach

May 2, 2019. Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia.
Wentworth Falls

April 5, 2019. Auburn University, Alabama. At the conference Representation, Idealization and Explanation in Science. Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill. Photographer: Elay Shech.


November 3, 2018. Seattle, Washington, at the Philosophy of Science Association meeting. Closing reception on the 35th floor of the Sheraton hotel. Photographer: Siska De Baerdemaeker
Seattle, Washington

October 28, 2018. Pittsburgh, PA, at the conference "Norton4Everyone?" on my book draft, The Material Theory of Induction. These are all PhD students of mine, past and present, who participated. Photographer: Nick Huggett

September 15, 2018. Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh. Before giving popular lecture "Is Time Travel Possible?"

July 7, 2018. Budapest, Hungary. At Vajdahunyan Castle. Photographer: Balazs Gyenis.

July 2, 2018. Vienna, Austria. At the University of Vienna, Summer School on thought experiments. Photographer: Elke Brendel.

May 16, 2018. Stillwater, MN. At the Stillwater Lift Bridge, on a run, just before the 2018 Seven Pines Symposium.

April 23, 2018. London, UK. At St. Pancras Station, before giving a Popper Seminar on April 24. Photographer: Eve Picker.

April 22, 2018. Brugge, Belgium. On a small vacation, sharing the city with all the other tourists (on a canal boat tour). Photographer: Eve Picker.


November 23, 2017. Pittsburgh, PA. Thanksgiving dinner at the Commoner Restaurant, downtown. Photographer: Eve Picker.
November 23, 2017

November 17, 2017. Baltimore, Maryland. During a visit to Johns Hopkins to the give the Asher Achinstein lecture on November 16. Photographer: Peter Achinstein, on the balcony of his loft overlooking the Patapsco River/ Northwest Harbor.
November 17, 2017

October 18, 2017. Caltech, Pasadena, CA. For an Einstein Papers Project Executive Committee Meeting. At the Athenaeum.
October 18, 2017

September 11, 2017. Bern, Switzerland. Outside the Patent Office where Einstein worked as a patent examiner. Photographer: Tilman Sauer.
September 11, 2017

September 1, 2017. University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Conference: "Gravity: Past Present and Future."
September 1, 2017

August 10, 2017. Beacon, NY, while visiting as a trailing spouse.
August 10 2017 Beacon NY

July 20, 2017. Erie, PA. Waiting for lunch before going into the state park at Presque Isle Bay for an afternoon of bike riding. The sign outside the eatery says "bikers welcome." Photographer: Eve Picker.
July 20 2017 Erie PA

June 20, 2017. Columbus, Ohio. At the Buckeye Bourbon House, downtown, a bank converted to a bar-restaurant.
June 20 2017 Columbus

May 29, 2017. Munich, Germany. At the Siegestor, while visiting the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy for the conference "Reasoning and Argumentation in Science." Photographer: Ben Eva.
2017 May 29 Munich

May 27, 2017. Tarquinia, Italy, at New Directions in the Foundations of Physics. Outside the conference hall in the Commune di Tarquinia. Photographer: Laura Felline.
May 27, 2017 Tarquinia

May 19, 2017. Stillwater, MN, at the Seven Pines Symposium. Photographer: Porter Williams.
Seven Pines May 19 2017


December 14, 2016. Chicago, at the Virgin Hotel. Photographer: Eve Picker.

November 2, 2016. Atlanta, during the Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting. Photo of reflection in public sculpture on Peachtree St.

October 16, 2016. St. Louis, Missouri, during a 24 hour visit to the University of Missouri, St. Louis. I saw very little: the airport, the campus and the Drury Inn St. Louis Airport hotel, where this shot was taken.

September 29, 2016. In Melbourne at Lygon St., near the University of Melbourne. Photographer: Howard Sankey.
Melbourne Sep 29 2016

September 24, 2016. At nephew James' wedding to Gina. Evans Lookout, near Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

September 21, 2016. University of Sydney. Just before giving a talk in the Department of Philosophy. Photographer: James Norton.
Sydney Uni

September 20, 2016. Sydney, Australia. Just before taking a harbour ferry to Cremorne Point. Photographer: David Norton.

July 13, 2016. Lund, Sweden. Outside the Grand Hotel, while at the Center for Philosophy of Science Quadrennial Fellows Conference.
Lund July 13 2016

July 7, 2016. Paris, at Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, immediately after Rawad El Skaf defended his doctoral dissertation. Photographer: Rawad El Skaf.
July 7 2016 Paris

July 4, 2016. Edinburgh, Scotland, while at the &HPS6 conference. Photographer: Robert Rynasiewicz.
Edinburgh July 4 2016

June 30, 2016. Lausanne, Switzerland. At Congres de la Societe de Philosophie des Sciences. Photographer: Jeremy Butterfield.
Lausanne June 30 2016

June 9, 2016. Detroit, Michigan. At Quicken Loan. Photographer: Eve Picker.
Detroit June 9 2016

May 28, 2016. University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference. Photographer: Elay Shech.
Calgary May 28 2016

May 13, 2016. At the Seven Pines Symposium, Stillwater, Minnesota. Photographer: Serge Rudaz.
Seven Pines

May 9, 2016. A Visit to Caltech. Photographer: Diana Buchwald.
Caltech May 9 2016

March 27, 2016. A flight around Pittsburgh's downtown with me in the back of a Cessna 172. Photographer: Eve Picker
Pittsburgh March 27 2016

March 6, 2016. Boulderado Hotel, Boulder, Colorado. During a visit to give a talk to the Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Colorado, Boulder. Photographer: Allan Franklin
Boulder March 6 2016


October 22, 2015. Caltech, Pasadena, California. At a Meeting of the Einstein Papers Executive Committee. Outside the Athenaeum. Photographer: Yemima Ben Menahem.
Caltech Oct 22 2015

October 1, 2015. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Shortly before giving a public lecture on Einstein's discovery of general relativity at the Midwest Relativity Meeting. Photographer: John Everett of CIERA, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics.

September 19, 2015. Cook Forest State Park. We stayed at the old Gateway Lodge. Photographer: Eve Picker.
Cook Forest

August 16, 2015. Deep Creek, Maryland. At "Blue Moon Rising," which is a collection of tiny house cabins. We stayed in "Funkomatic." Photographer: Eve Picker.
Deep Creek

July 26, 2015. Tuebingen, Germany, during a summer school on Idealizations in Physics. Outside the hotel. Photographer: Marco Giovanelli.

June 6, 2015. In London, Ontario, at Western University. Photographer: Elaine Landry.
London ON

May 21, 2015. At Patacon Pisao, a Venezuelan restaurant, in the Lower East Side of New York. Photographer: Eve Picker.
New York

May 15, 2015. At Seven Pines Symposium, Outing Lodge, Stillwater MN. Photographer: Jim Weatherall.
Seven Pines

April 21, 2015. At Canterbury Cathedral, while visiting for the Progic 2015 conference at the University of Kent.

April 7, 2015. At my room in the Tabard Inn in Washington, DC, waiting to be interviewed for a new Nova program on Einstein and relativity.

March 14, 2015. University of Calgary, after speaking in philosophy of science conference. View from my hotel room in the Hotel Alma on the campus of the University.

January 24, 2015. Penn State, just before giving public lecture in Series, 2015 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. Photographer: Abhay Ashtekar.
Penn State

January 3, 2015. Philadelphia, visiting the Reading market. Photographer: Eve Picker.


November 6, 2014. Chicago, while at PSA conference.

June 26, 2014. Vienna, while at &HPS5 conference. Photographer: Eve Picker.

June 21, 2014. Lecce in Puglia, the heel of the boot of Italy. Arches from the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. Photographer: Eve Picker.

June 16, 2014. Trastavere in Rome, Italy. During visit to SILFS conference.

May 15, 2014. Outing Lodge in Stillwater, Minnesota, at the Seven Pines Symposium. Photographer: Doreen Fraser.
Seven Pines

April 18, 2014. Washington, DC, while at New Directions in Foundations of Physics conference. Run past White House to the Mall.
White House

March 10, 2014. La Jolla, California, while visiting UC San Diego.
La Jolla March 10, 2014


November 10, 2013. Madrid, Spain. Inferentialism workshop at UNED. I found a coffee shop and sat at the counter opposite the espresso machine.
Madrid November 10 2013

August 7, 2013. Copenhagen, Denmark. At the central railway station. Photographer: Eve Picker.
Copenhagen August 7 2013

August 3, 2013. Lund, Sweden. At a coffee shop on Klostergatan. Photographer: Eve Picker.
Lund August 3 2013

July 30, 2013. 17th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Outside the Palaeontologisches Museum, where the parallel talks were held. Photographer: Claus Beisbart.
Munich July 30 2013

July 16, 2013. Oakwood Resort, Grand Bend, Western Ontario. At the Rotman Institute Summer School on Foundations of Statistical Phyisics. Photographer: Carl Hoefer.
Grand Bend

May 16, 2013. At the Seven Pines Symposium in Minnesota. Self portrait.
Seven Pines May 16 2013

May 9, 2013. On the way to Washington, DC, for New Directions in the Foundations of Physics conference. The Greyhound bus broke down 25 miles outside of Washington. We were delayed for 2 hours until they could patch the engine coolant system and refill it.
Washington May 9, 2013

April 17, 2013. Workshop on Cosmology and Time, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Penn State University. Photographer: Bryan Roberts.
Penn State

March 14, 2013. Rotman Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Photographer: Wayne Myrvold.
London, Ontario

February 1, 2013. Caltech, Pasadena, during a visit to the Einstein Papers, Advisory Board. A sculpture of Einstein in a stairway in the Athenaeum.
Caltech Feb 1 2013


December 26, 2012. Photo taken while running in a snowstorm. View of the Fort Duquesne Bridge along the northern bank of the Allegheny River.
Pittsburgh in the snow.

December 2, 2012. Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Waiting for my daughter while she sits the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test). Self-portrait.
Georgetown U Dec 2 2012

November 15, 2012. San Diego, while at PSA 2012. I went for a run past the sailing ships downtown. Self-portrait.
San Digeo Nov 15 2012

September 29, 2012. Brooklyn, New York, looking towards the southern tip of Manhattan. Photographer: Eve Picker.
Brooklyn Sep 29 2012

July 13, 2012. University of Konstanz, Germany, during a conference on theoretical virtues. Photographer: Stephan Hartmann.
Konstanz July 13 2012

June 7, 2012. Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Eve and I spent a few days there ahead of the Center's Quadrennial Fellows' Conference at the University of Mugla in the Southwest of Turkey. Photographer: Eve Picker.

May 18, 2012. Seven Pines Symposium, Stillwater MN, where I gave a talk on analogy. Self-portrait.
Seven Pines

March 14, 2012. Athens, Greece, while attending &HPS4. During a run at the Acropolis. Self-portrait.

March 6, 2012. New York city. At the Clinton St. Baking company in the Lower East Side. Photographer: Eve Picker; and view from our hotel balcony on Rivington St. in Lower East Side. Self-portrait.
New York March 6 2012


December 5, 2011. Vienna, Austria. At the Cafe Landtmann. Photographer: Richard Dawid.
Vienna Dec 5 2011

June 28, 2011. Beijing, China. At the Fobidden City. I gave 5 lectures at Tsinghua University and a lecture at Shanxi University. Photographer: Chen Bohang.
Beijing June 28 2011

May 21, 2011. Stillwater, Minnesota, at the Seven Pines Symposium. Topic: Origin of Life.
Seven Pines May 2011

April 30, 2011. Washington, DC, at the conference New Directions in the Foundations of Physics.

April 14, 2011. Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award.
Chacellor's Distinguished Service Award

March 23, 2011. I spent the month of March, 2011, at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center on Lake Como in Italy. Eve was a resident and I was able to accompany her as an irresponsible spouse. We stayed in the villa Serbelloni of the photo; our window are shown on the top floor. Photographer: Eve Picker.

February 9, 2011. Visit to PiTP at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


December 25, 2010. Eve and I took the Megabus to New York City. We arrived in time to be stranded by a blizzard. The return bus trip was cancelled and we came home a day late by Amtrak. Photographer: Eve Picker.
NY subway

December 12, 2010. Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Bad Honnef, Germany. Worskhop: "Heuristics in Physics." Photographer: Adrian Wüthrich.
Bad Honnef

November 5, 2010. Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada. In the Complexe Desjardins, where the conference was held. Photographer: Ken Manders.

September 24, 2010. &HPS3 Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Outside Indian Memorial Union. Photographer: Ron Giere.

July 7, 2010. Dublin after a run. Speaking at British Society for Philosophy of Science Meeting at University College Dublin ("UCD"). Photographer: Jim Woodward.

June 23, 2010. Hamburg. Sailing on the Alster, while spending the week in Hamburg to give the Weizsäcker lectures. Photographer: Ulrich Gähde.

June 12, 2010. New York, on a weekend getaway. Outside our "bed and breakfast" in upper East Side. Bed was uncomfortable. Breakfast was a muffin in the room's fridge. Photographer: Eve Picker.
New York

June 5, 2010. Paddle at the Point, Pittsburgh, PA. One of 1800 kayaks and canoes beating the Guiness World Record for the largest kayak and canoe flotilla in the world. Photographer: Eve Picker.
Paddle the Point

May 7, 2010. Seven Pines Symposium. Stillwater, MN.Photographer: Brian Woodcock.
Seven Pines

April 16, 2010. Boston University. Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Fiftieth Anniversary Conference.

March 11, 2010. Paris, on Metro. Conference on thought experiments and computer simulation at IHPST. Photographer: Eve Picker.
On Metro

February 11, 2010. Einstein Papers at Caltech, Pasadena, California. Photographer: John Heilbron.


Oxford, September 22, 2009. Philosophy of Cosmology Conference. Immediately after the conference banquet at Balliol College. Photographer: Huw Price

Halifax, Nova Scotia. August 2, 2009. Hume conference. I went for a run and took this photo of the window of a boat restoration workshop at the maritime museum. The museum ship Acadia and the bay is reflected in the glass.

Nantucket, MA, July 15, 2009. Cycling on vacation. Unable to find any man with his cash in a bucket.

Pittsburgh, PA, June 27, 2009. I've finally realized the ambition of keeping a sailboat on Pittsburgh's rivers.

Toronto, Canada, May 21-24, 2009, for a thought experiment conference. We had dinner at this noodle bowl shop on the first evening.

Washington, DC, April 30 - May 2, 2009, for New Directions conference. Outside Firehook Bakery near Duport Circle, where I had three breakfasts.
Firehook Bakery

Fort Benning, GA. April 23-26, 2009.
Fort Benning

Washington University at St, Louis on a visit to give a joint philosophy/physics colloquium, April 2, 2009. Standing outside Brookings Hall. The photographer was John Rigden.
Wash U

University of Notre Dame, during the &HPS2 conference, March 12-15, 2009.
Notre Dame

Dickens Hall is the charming old stone building that houses the philosophy department of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. March 6, 2009.
Kansas State U


"The Oaklands" is the former residence of the President of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and is now a guest house where visiting speakers like me can stay. December 4-7, 2008.
The Oaklands

A visit to the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada, September 27 - 30, 2008.

The University of Geneva's Summer School in Philosophy of Physics was held in Arolla in the Swiss Alps, near a glacier. We climbed up to it, July 30, 2008.

At our Center's Quadrennial Fellows Conference in Athens, Ohio, we went on an excursion that included a little canoe trip on the Hocking River. July 22, 2008.

In Ghent for a conference on induction, July 9, 2008. On Sint-Michielsbrug -- St. Michael's Bridge.

Crescent Street, Montreal, June 15, 2008 (sitting on the balcony of Pino's restaurant).

The view from the Eureka Tower Skydeck, Melbourne, May 2008.
Eureka Tower

Visiting Tongli, a canal city near Shanghai, April 2008.