Conferences and Meetings on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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IAUS367 — Education and Heritage in the Era of Big Data in Astronomy. First steps on the IAU 202-2030 Strategic Plan
09 Dec 2020 - 14 Dec 2020 • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Organizer:
Nationa University of Rio Negro
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Symposium is to give perhaps for the first time a global vision of Education and Heritage in the frame of the goals of the IAU, taking into account the Plan 2020-2030 and to propose an eventual ‘next steps’ road map and a global astronomy education agenda for the next decade, while honouring the education from the past.

In this sense, we would foster inclusiveness in the advancement of astronomy and facilitate the advancement of the next generation of astronomers and scientists, through encouragement of the use of new methods of learning and best practices (including distance education: Moocs) in pedagogy at university level, as well as the use of astronomy for teaching and education at school level, which are part of the definitions of the proposed Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), which also pursuits the establishment of a Network of Astronomy Education Contacts (NAECs) to provide accessible materials and astronomy literacy guidelines globally. The invited speakers are international leaders in discipline-based education in astronomy and the planetary science, but also in communication, history, inclusion and protection of world’s heritage, including the dark sky.

As with most other sciences, astronomy is being fundamentally transformed by the Information and Computation Technology (ICT) revolution. The data volume is growing exponentially, can be accessed remotely and the observations can be performed even without a real knowledge of a telescope. The new approaches to the data permits the development of new tools, techniques and resources for data analysis and produce discoveries which probably never would be reached with traditional astronomy data analysis period.

Contact:
Local Organizing Committee;     Email: iaus367@unrn.edu.ar
Topics:
State-of-the-art of astronomy education in countries/continents in the framework of the 2020-2030 IAU plan, Meta-analysis of astronomy education research on contents/school grade levels/focus on education cross studies, Literacy in Astronomy, Innovations in education methodologies and instrumentation, Research into the value and influence of astronomy education in other disciplines, Big Data in education and Open Astronomy, Astronomy as an interdisciplinary approach to science education in all levels, Inclusive education in Astronomy, Use of Astronomy Education Research experiments and results by teachers and in informal education activities (museum, planetarium, etc), Cultural Astronomy and heritage and education: from Stonehenge to the Space telescopes.
Event listing ID:
1276568
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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:
1312819
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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:
1220763
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Life And Work Of Caroline and William Herschel
21 Jan 2021 • Webinar, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Organised by IoP West Midlands Branch (Keele Centre)
Abstract:
William Herschel is one of the outstanding figures in the history of astronomy and physics having discovered the planet Uranus and Infrared radiation. However, his sister, Caroline, is often overlooked, yet she discovered several comets and was instrumental in William’s work. In this talk we will not only take a whistle-stop tour of the unconventional lives and work of William and Caroline, from Hanover to Bath and then to Slough, but we will look at the historical and social context that enabled such discoveries to be made. This talk will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the history of astronomy and physics, but also to teachers of science wanting to see how science is rooted in the society in which it is produced.

Cost: FREE!

Event listing ID:
1384948
5
Nuclear Data - The Original Big Data Challenge
25 Feb 2021 • Online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Organised by IoP West Midlands Branch (Keele Centre)
Abstract:
Ever since Rutherford split the atom, understanding the probabilities that define our nuclear age has been critical to our application of nuclear technology. In this seminar, Allan Simpson of the National Nuclear Laboratory will take you on a journey to discover just why the data that helps us understand the inner workings of nuclear reactors, the evolution of stars or treat cancer patients in our hospitals is the original big data challenge and just why we'll be seeking perfection for years to come.
Topics:
Cost: FREE! These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP.
Event listing ID:
1384900
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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:
1386823
7
The Origin of Maxwell's Equations
12 May 2021 • University of Worcester or online, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Organised by IOP West Midlands Branch, Hereford & Worcester Centre
Abstract:
Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electromagnetism represents one of the key events in the history of physics, resulting in a paradigm shift from Newtonian physics to a Universe dominated by fields. Maxwell's discovery provides the link between the physics of Newton and Einstein. The revolutionary nature of Maxwell's insights will be highlighted. This event may also be delivered as an online webinar. If necessary due to Coronavirus or venue restrictions it will be an online webinar only.
Event listing ID:
1385063
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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:
1313005
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BalticSTE2021 — SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
21 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021 • Šiauliai, Lithuania
Organizer:
SMC
Abstract:
Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Šiauliai, Lithuania, for the IV International Baltic Symposium on Science and Technology Education, BalticSTE 2021. The Symposium will be held in Šiauliai (Lithuania) in June 2021 during days 21-24. We cordially encourage you to attend and contribute to one of the major events of 2021 on the field of science and technology education. We are confident that you will appreciate the scientific program and the city of Šiauliai. We look forward to seeing you in 2021 in Lithuania.
Contact:
Event Secretariat;     Phone: [+370 687 95668];     Email: balticste@gmail.com
Topics:
science education, technology education, science didactics, environmental education, ecological education
Event listing ID:
1357535
Event website:
10
5th international conference CMSC — Creative Mathematical Sciences Communication
02 Jul 2021 - 06 Jul 2021 • Poznan, Poland
Abstract:
We are pleased to announce that the 5th International Conference on Creative Mathematical Sciences Communication (CMSC) will be held at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 2−6 July, 2021. The CMSC conference series was initiated in 2013. The aim is to explore new ways of communicating the rich algorithmics and mathematics underlying computer science. The conference aims also to engage research mathematical scientists in outreach and communication. Bringing together researchers, educators and communicators committed to bringing exploration and discovery into classrooms and among the educated public, the conference hopes to explore new ways of thinking initiated by Computer Science Unplugged and other similar efforts.
Event listing ID:
1375498
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ICHC 2021 — 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography 2021
04 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021 • Bucharest, Romania
Organizer:
The conference is being organized by the National Museum of Maps and Old Books in Bucharest and the University of Bucharest, in collaboration with Imago Mundi Ltd.
Topics:
The main conference theme, ‘Conflict and Cartography’, aims to explore the intricate conflictual content of mapping and mapmaking in fields such as war, politics, ideology, cultural or intellectual history. The themes of the conference are (1) Imperial and Anti-Imperial Cartographies, (2) Frontier Cartographies, (3) Cartographies of Nostalgia and Imagination, (4) Cartographies of Difference and Map Consumption.
Event listing ID:
1356116
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