Meetings/Workshops on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology in Germany

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History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach
13 Dec 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312742
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Workshop — History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach
13 Dec 2020 - 19 Dec 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1220818
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Virtual entities in science: a virtual workshop
05 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021 • Aachen, Germany
Organizer:
Organized by the project "Virtual Particles" (A1) of the DFG Research Unit "The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider"
Abstract:
The concept of the “virtual” has a long tradition in physics, with "virtual displacements" or "virtual images" dating back to long before the dawn of the digital age. In today’s physics, the term "virtual" is mostly associated with the quantum world, first and foremost with the “virtual particle” of quantum field theory. In other disciplines, however, use of the term "virtual" without a digital connotation is much rarer. The basic idea behind the terminology of the virtual, however, could be much more common, even outside of physics. For this workshop we invite contributions that address the historical formation and philosophical interpretation of concepts of virtual entities in physics and other disciplines – in whatever terms they may come. The main goal of the workshop is to bring to the fore similarities and differences in the meanings and functions of these concepts. Work that integrates philosophical and historical approaches is particularly welcome. The workshop will be held online on three consecutive Fridays: March 5, 12 and 19, 2021.
Topics:
Particle physics ; History of science ; Philosophy of science ; Virtual particles ; Virtual entities
Event listing ID:
1386889
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Mathematics and its Ancient Classics Worldwide: Translations, Appropriations, Reconstructions, Roles
30 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312994


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Last updated: 16 November 2020