The 21st European Conference on Foundations of Physics
8-10 July 2023, Bristol
The 21st European Conference on Foundations of Physics will take place on the Clifton Campus of the University of Bristol from the 8th to the 10th July 2023. This conference brings together philosophers of physics and physicists to discuss foundational and philosophical issues in physics in the tradition of the highly successful editions at Paris (2021), Utrecht (2018) and London (2016). Contributed talks, symposia and keynote lectures will cover various foundational and philosophical aspects of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, classical and quantum theories of gravity, thermal and statistical physics, astrophysics, cosmology and beyond.
Foundations 2023 is being organised in partnership with the Bristol Centre for Science and Philosophy, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Physics Society. The Annual Conference of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science will take place at the University of Bristol from the 5th to the 7th July.
Local Organising Committee: James Ladyman (Bristol), Tony Short (Bristol), Karim Thébault (Bristol). Programme Committee Chairs: Eleanor Knox (King’s College London), Samuel C. Fletcher (Minnesota).
Keynote Speakers: Jim Al-Khalili (Surrey), Patricia Palacios (Salzburg), Sandu Popescu (Bristol)
Call for Contributed Talks and Symposia
We invite submissions for contributed talks on foundational and philosophical issues in any area of physics. Accepted submissions will make a novel significant contribution to the foundations or philosophy of physics that engages with existing work in the field. Talks focusing on experimental physics or the history of physics, with a substantial foundational or philosophical component, are welcome. Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words with 3-5 bibliographic references. Submissions are via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fop2023 The deadline is 8 March 2023
We invite proposals for symposia on topics in the foundations or philosophy of physics. Symposia should feature talks that collectively make a novel significant contribution to debates in the foundations or philosophy of physics. Symposia should consist of three or four talks, and consideration should be given to balance in respect of both the perspectives presented and the diversity of the speakers. Please submit an abstract of 100 words together with a PDF attachment of 1200-1500 words consisting of a summary of the topic with 5-10 bibliographic references, short abstracts of each talk, and brief biographical details for each speaker. Submissions are via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fop2023 The deadline is 8 March 2023
Please note: It is permitted to submit a contributed talk and be part of a proposed symposium. However, if both are accepted the contributed talk submission must be withdrawn.