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History and Philosophy of Physics (2016/2017)

Histoire et philosophie de la physique (2016/2017)

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Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

The seminar is designed as a place of exchange between historians of physics, philosophers of physics, physicists and students in relevant disciplines. Although the program this year has no specific theme, it reflects the interest of the organizers for the questions that drive us to cross disciplinary boundaries: between physics and philosophy, history and philosophy, between theoretical construction and experience, between physics and other sciences.

Announcement

Seminar of History and philosophy of physics, 2016 - 2017, Laboratoire SPHERE –UMR 7219

Presentation

The seminar is designed as a place of exchange between historians of physics, philosophers of physics, physicists and students in relevant disciplines. Although the program this year has no specific theme, it reflects the interest of the organizers for the questions that drive us to cross disciplinary boundaries: between physics and philosophy, history and philosophy, between theoretical construction and experience, between physics and other sciences.

Archives

previous to 2008-2009, 2008-2009,

2009-2010, 2010-2011,

2011-2012, 2012-2013,

2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

Program 2016-2017

The seminar is held from 5pm to 7pm in room 483A-Malevitch, at SPHERE (UMR 7219), Condorcet building, 4, rue Elsa Morante, University Paris Diderot (previously Paris 7). Map.

October 11

  • Christian Joas(Université Ludwig Maximilian, Munich) Quantum many-body physics in the 1950s.

November 22

  • Andreas Hüttemann (University of Cologne) Causal explanation, metaphysical explanation and the part-whole-relation.

January 10, 2017

  • Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota) Schrödinger’s work on entanglement and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox before 1935.

January 17

  • Jean Seidengart (University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre) Duhem et les limites de son phénoménisme : la théorie physique peut-elle se contenter de « sauver les phénomènes » ?

January 24

  • Martin Niss (University of Roskilde) A Mathematician doing physics: Mark Kac and phase transitions in the 1960s.

March 14

  • Tilman Sauer (University Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz)

March 21

  • Daniel Jon Mitchell (University of Aix-la- Chapelle) "The etherealisation of common sense"? J.D. Everett, James Thomson and 19th-century mathematics of measurement.

Organizers

Nadine de Courtenay, Olivier Darrigol, Sara Franceschelli, Jan Lacki

Places

  • Salle 483A, 4e étage - Université Paris Diderot, SPHERE (UMR 7219), bâtiment Condorcet, 4, rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Keywords

  • Histoire de la physique, History of Physics, Philosophie de la physique, Philosophy of Physics, UMR 7219

Contact(s)

  • olivier Darrigol
    courriel : darrigol [at] paris7 [dot] jussieu [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« History and Philosophy of Physics (2016/2017) », Seminar and workshop, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, http://calenda.org/377746