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.
previous to 2008-2009, 2008-2009,
2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016.
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.
Christian Joas (Université Ludwig Maximilian, Munich)
Quantum many-body physics in the 1950s.
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.
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 » ?
Martin Niss (University of Roskilde)
A Mathematician doing physics: Mark Kac and phase transitions in the 1960s.
Tilman Sauer (University Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz)
The Stern-Gerlach experiment revisited.
Daniel Jon Mitchell (University of Aix-la- Chapelle)
"The etherealisation of common sense"? J.D. Everett, James Thomson and nineteenth-century mathematics of measurement.