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Axis History and Philosophy of Science of Nature

History and Philosophy of Physics 2014–2015

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

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PROGRAMME 2014–2015
The seminar is held from 5pm to 7pm in room 483A-Malevitch, Condorcet building, 4, rue Elsa Morante, University Paris Diderot (previously Paris 7). Map.

November 4

Jim Ritter
Contes de l’âge du jazz : l’unification de la physique à Princeton dans les années vingt.

November 18
Julian Barbour
Machian notions of time: Typical universes and the origin of the second law of thermodynamics.

November 25
Christiane Schmitz-Rigal
L’art du savoir : formations symboliques et dynamique de l’Apriori chez Cassirer.

December 2
Alfred Nordmann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Grasping the infinite: Cassirer, Heidegger, Friedman and the quest for frictionless gliding.

December 9
Alexei Grinbaum (CEA-Saclay, SPEC/LARSIM)
Reconstruire la théorie quantique à partir des axiomes.

January 20
Jürgen Renn (Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte)
The genesis of general relativity from philosophy to cosmology.

March 3
Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge)
Conflicting theories of the battery in the early nineteenth century.

March 10
Sean Johnston (University of Glasgow)
Amateur physics in America: Fostering technical hobbies, 1920-70.

March 24
Friedrich Steinle (Technische Universität Berlin)
The role of replicability of scientific experiments: a historical view.