International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Split, 16-21 July 2018

Call for Applications

2018 Split Summer School in the Philosophy of Physics

The Chimera of Entropy

Split, Croatia, 16-21 July 2018

http://mapmf.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php

Entropy is among the most important but also most perplexing concepts in physics. It is also a polymorphic concept: introduced in thermodynamics, we now find it in statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, information theory, and black hole physics, to name just the most obvious. In this summer school, we will systematically explore the various concepts of entropy as they are used in state-of-the-art physics and evaluate their philosophical interpretations.

The summer school will consist in lectures and research talks. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work in short talks. We would like to emphasize that we are happy to accept scholars at any stage of their career (from students to senior faculty) as participants.

Scientific committee:

Tim Maudlin (Philosophy, New York University)
Franjo Sokolić (Physics, University of Split)
Christian Wüthrich (Philosophy, University of Geneva)

Invited speakers and panellists:

David Z Albert (Philosophy, Columbia University)–subject to confirmation
Ivica Aviani (Physics, University of Split)
Kevin J Coffey (Philosophy, NYU Abu Dhabi)
Detlef Dürr (Mathematics, LMU Munich)
Sheldon Goldstein (Mathematics, Rutgers University)
Barry Loewer (Philosophy, Rutgers University)
Wayne Myrvold (Philosophy, Western University)
Aurélien Perera (Laboratory of theoretical condensed matter physics, Paris)
Denis Sunko (Physics, Zabgreb)
David Wallace (Philosophy, University of Southern California
Nino Zanghì (Theoretical Physics, University of Genova)

Fee: EUR 300 for accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, includes breakfast and lunch

Application: please submit a letter of motivation and a CV by 18 March 2018; notification of acceptance by 8 April 2018.

To apply, please submit the required documents at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssspp18.

For further information, follow https://takingupspacetime.wordpress.com or contact christian.wuthrich@unige.ch

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