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III. International Conference on the History of Quantum Physics (HQ 3)

June 28, 2010

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Building upon the momentum generated by two previous conferences in Berlin (2007) and in Utrecht (2008), this meeting will bring together historians, philosophers, and scientists who work on the emergence and the development of quantum physics and related disciplines from the days of the old quantum theory until the present. The conference aims at combining a genuinely historical perspective with a broader understanding of the foundations and implications of quantum physics. The thematic horizon extends from the classical traditions that quantum physics is rooted in, through the genesis of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, to the history of its appropriation in newly-emerging fields of research up to the present day.

Section I

The Classical Roots of Quantum Physics

The Classical Roots of Quantum Physics

Session Chair: Christian Joas
Speakers: Shaul Katzir, Charlotte Bigg, Marta Jordi Taltavull More The Classical Roots of Quantum Physics

Section II

Old Quantum Theory and Statistics

Old Quantum Theory and Statistics

Session Chair: Arne Schirrmacher, Christoph Lehner
Speakers: Matthew Konieczny, Michael Eckert, C. Gearhart, M. Badino and B. Friedrich, Enric P. Canals and T. Sauer More Old Quantum Theory and Statistics

Section III

Quantum Mechanics and Statistics

Quantum Mechanics and Statistics

Session Chair: Massimiliano Badino
Speakers: Daniela Monaldi, Jos Uffink More Quantum Mechanics and Statistics

Section IV

Classical Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

Classical Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

Session Chair: Jaume Navarro
Speakers: Arne Schirrmacher, John Stachel, Kristian Camilleri, Anthony Duncan and Michel Janssen More Classical Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

Section V

The Many-body Problem

The Many-body Problem

Session Chair: Michael Eckert
Speakers: Christian Joas and Jeremiah James, Roger H. Stuewer, Edward Jurkowitz and Volker Blum, Christian Kehrt More The Many-body Problem

Section VI

Quantum Optics

Quantum Optics

Session Chair: Shaul Katzir
Speakers: Dieter Fick and Horst Kant, Barry R. Masters, Joan Bromberg, Indianara Lima Silva More Quantum Optics

Section VII

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

Session Chair: Michel Janssen
Speakers: Christoph Lehner, Thomas Pashby, Kent Staley, Adrian Wüthrich, Kenji Ito More Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

Section VIII

Quantum Gravity

Quantum Gravity

Session Chair: Tilman Sauer
Speakers: Dean Rickles, Yin Xiaodong, Jürgen Renn, Donald Salisbury, Matthias Schemmel, and Kurt Sundermeyer More Quantum Gravity

Section IX

Determinism and Indeterminism

Determinism and Indeterminism

Session Chair: Daniela Monaldi
Speakers: Michael Stöltzner, Richard Staley More Determinism and Indeterminism

Section X

Text Book Project

Text Book Project

Speakers: Massimiliano Badino and Jaume Navarro More Text Book Project

Section XI

Quantum Mechanics in the 30s

Quantum Mechanics in the 30s

Session Chair: Christoph Lehner
Speakers: Elise Crull, Don Howard More Quantum Mechanics in the 30s

Section XII

Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics

Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics

Session Chair: Kristian Camilleri
Speakers: Cathryn Carson, Mauricio Suárez More Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics

Section XIII

Interpretations after WWII

Interpretations after WWII

Session Chair: Jos Uffink
Speakers: Frederik Moreira dos Santos, Fábio Freitas, Olival Freire Jr. More Interpretations after WWII

Section XIV

Hanneke Janssen Memorial

Hanneke Janssen Memorial

Speakers: Jos Uffink More Hanneke Janssen Memorial

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