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Workshop: Reduction and Emergence in Physics, Munich, 21-22 June 2013

By Wuthrich

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy & Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich

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]

INVITED SPEAKERS: Sir Michael Berry (Bristol), Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge), Richard Dawid (Vienna), Georgi Dvali (Munich), Erwin Frey (Munich), Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Hannover), Eric Winsberg (South Florida), Charlotte Werndl (LSE), Lena Zuchowski (Cambridge)

ORGANIZERS: Stephan Hartmann, Sebastian Lutz, Karim Thébault

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