Reduction and Emergence in Physics

June 21, 2013 - June 22, 2013
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy & Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

Center for Advanced Studies
Seestraße 13
Munich 80802

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Main speakers:

Michael Berry
Bristol University
Jeremy Butterfield
Cambridge University
Richard Dawid
University of Vienna
Georgi Dvali
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Erwin Frey
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Universität Hannover
Charlotte Werndl
London School of Economics
Eric Winsberg
University of South Florida
Lena Zuchowski
Cambridge University


Stephan Hartmann
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Sebastian Lutz
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Karim Thebault
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

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The aim of the workshop is to bring together physicists and philosophers of physics for a meeting focused on fundamental issues in physics relating to reduction and emergence. Participants will include researchers with expertise in string theory, statistical physics, condensed matter physics, and renormalisation. The workshop will combine consideration of issues in contemporary physics research with discussion of longstanding philosophical questions, such as the nature of scientific explanations and the relationship between different systems of physical laws.

The workshop will be held in Munich over two days (21-22 June) and will feature talks by researchers with a wide range of expertise. Submission of contributed papers are welcomed from researchers with interests in emergence and reduction in physics. We invite submissions of an abstract of 1000 words by 15th April 2013. Only PDF files are accepted. We anticipate there will be space for between two and four contributed talks. To submit please send the file to [email protected]

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