CFP: Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton Conference on the Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations of Physics

Over the past few decades, philosophers of physics and others have made important contributions to the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physical theories by critically analyzing how the mathematical structures of such theories inform central philosophical concerns, and in some cases by proving new theorems of high philosophical interest. This conference aims to bring together physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers of physics working on such technical issues. The venue is April 4, 2013 at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh. The event will immediately precede a workshop on “Relativistic Causality in Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity” taking place on April 5-7.

Papers by young researchers, especially graduate students, are particularly encouraged and may be given priority. Commentators and discussants will include Jeff Barrett, Bob Batterman, Jeremy Butterfield, John Earman, Hans Halvorson, John Norton, Giovanni Valente, and Jim Weatherall, among others. The length limit of the papers is 5000 words and submissions should be sent to:

Submission deadline is December 30, 2012. Decisions will be communicated by March 1, 2013.


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