CFP: Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations of Physics (IPP4)

Fourth Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton Conference on the Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations of Physics (IPP4)

31 March – 1 April 2016
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA


Keynote address: Lena Zuchowski (University of Salzburg), “On the Faithfulness of Chaotic Models”

Over the past 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, the fourth in a series, aims to bring together physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers of physics working on such technical issues. The event will immediately precede a workshop on “Field Theories” taking place on April 1-3, 2016 <>.

Speakers for the workshop will include Dave Baker (Michigan), Eleanor Knox (London), John D. Norton (Pittsburgh), Laura Ruetsche (Michigan), Bob Wald (Chicago), and Jim Weatherall (Irvine). Papers by younger researchers, especially graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, are particularly encouraged and will be given priority. Papers of no longer than 5000 words should be submitted via EasyChair ( by January 1, 2016. Decisions will be communicated in early February, at the latest.

Organizing committee:
Nora Boyd (University of Pittsburgh)
Hans Halvorson (Princeton University)
John D. Norton (University of Pittsburgh)
Giovanni Valente (University of Pittsburgh)
Jim Weatherall (UC Irvine)

Center for Philosophy of Science

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