The Philosophy of Physics Group of the German Physical Society

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Die Arbeitsgruppe Philosophie der Physik (AGPhil) der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft stellt ein Forum für konzeptuelle, fundamentale und interpretatorische Fragen zur Physik dar. Welche Interpretation der Quantenmechanik ist die überzeugendste? Ist die Raumzeit, wie sie in der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie beschrieben wird, genauso fundamental wie Elektronen oder Quarks? Und was genau sind überhaupt schwarze Löcher und Elementarteilchen laut den besten Theorien der modernen Physik?

Die AGPhil tagt einmal im Jahr auf einer der Frühjahrstagungen der DPG. 

 

 

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Call for Papers: Annual conference of the Philosophy of Physics Group of the German Physical Society, Dresden 20-24 March 2022

The Philosophy of Physics Group (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual conference which will take place within the framework of the annual conference of the DPG. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. Contributions on any topic in philosophy of physics are welcome; the focus, however, will be on the foundations of quantum mechanics.

The following Invited Speakers have confirmed speakers thus far:

Emily Adlam (Western University)

Michael Cuffaro (LMU Munich)

Paul Näger (WMU Münster)

Alyssa Ney (UC Davis)

Simon Saunders (Oxford)

The conference will take place 20-24 March 2023 in Dresden. The DPG divisions for gravitational physics, particle physics, and theoretical/mathematical physics, among others, also convene at the same conference. The conference will have many parallel sessions organised by the various DPG groups and divisions, and any attendee can freely jump between the different sessions on physics, its philosophy and history.  

If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of about 200 words by 21 January 2022 (ignore the stated 15 January 2022 abstract submission deadline on the website), using the online-form at https://www.dpg-tagung.de/smuk23/submission.html?language=en 

As conference fees are not trivial (https://smuk23.dpg-tagungen.de/registrierung/tagungsgebuehren), speakers who have difficulties paying the conference fees should contact us about possible travel grants.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Dennis Lehmkuhl

Radin Dardashti

 

Call for Papers: Annual conference of the Philosophy of Physics Group of the German Physical Society, 21-25 March 2022

The Philosophy of Physics Group (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual conference which will take place within the framework of the annual conference of the DPG. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. A particular focus in this year will be the philosophical analysis of gravitational wave and black hole physics, and we particularly encourage submissions on this topic.

The following speakers have already accepted the invitation to speak at the AGPhil sessions:

Juliusz Doboszewski (Bonn)

Isobel Falconer (St Andrews)

Peter Galison (Harvard)

Tushar Menon (Cambridge)

Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)

Karim Thébault (Bristol)

The conference will take place 21-25 March 2022 and will be held entirely online. The DPG divisions for gravitational physics, particle physics, history of physics, and theoretical/mathematical physics, among others, also convene at the same conference. The conference will have many parallel sessions organised by the various DPG groups and divisions, and any attendee can freely jump between the different sessions on physics, its philosophy and history.  

If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of about 200 words by 21 January 2022 (ignore the stated 15 January 2022 abstract submission deadline on the website), using the online-form at https://www.dpg-tagung.de/hd22/submission.html?language=en

 
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Dennis Lehmkuhl

Radin Dardashti

Lehmkuhl und Dardashti zu Sprecher und Stellvertreter gewählt; die philosophische Reflektion zu Gravitationswellen und schwarzen Löchern wird das Schwerpunktthema des AGPhil-Treffens 2022

Im September 2021 wurde Prof. Dr. Dennis Lehmkuhl zum neuen Sprecher der AGPhil gewählt, Jun. Prof. Dr. Radin Dardashti zum stellvertretenden Sprecher wiedergewählt.  Nach einer erfolgreichen digitalen Konferenz "in" Jena wird die AGPhil das nächste Mal auf der kommenden DPG-Frühjahrstagung in Heidelberg tagen. Ein Call for Papers wird bald hier erscheinen.