Seminario interdisciplinare Fisica - Filosofia
Beyond the Standard Model: Historical-Critical Perspectives
Galileo Galilei Institute (GGI)
october 13-27, 2019
This 2-week workshop is devoted to discuss ideas and methods in the physics beyond the Standard Model, in particular by contextualizing and questioning their origins and developments from a historical and philosophical perspective.
Within this activity, a one-day Conference will be held on Monday, October 21.
Program of the Conference
GGI, October 21, 2019
9:30-9:45 - Welcome and introduction
9:45-10:45 - Jeroen van Dongen (Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam)
"History and Philosophy of the Black Hole Information Paradox"
10:45-11:15 - Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 - Sebastian de Haro (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge - Amsterdam University College)
"A Conceptual Analysis of Black Hole Entropy in String Theory"
12:15 - 14:15 - Lunch Break
14:15-15:15 - Arianna Borrelli (MECS, Leuphana University Lüneburg)
"A Historical Critique of Symmetry's Success Story"
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:45 - Daniele Oriti (Faculty of Physics, LMU, Munich)
"Quantum Gravity: A Brief Review of the Past, a Selective Picture of the Present, a Glimpse of the Future"
16:45-17:45 - Francesco Bigazzi (INFN, Florence)
"The Holographic Correspondence"
A. Blum (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin)
A. Borrelli (MECS, Leuphana University Lüneburg)
E. Castellani (DILEF- University of Florence)
A. Cappelli (INFN, Firenze)
Venerdì 18 ottobre 2019, ore 15.00
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia
via Giovanni Sansone 1 - Sesto Fiorentino
Sebastian de Haro
(Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge;
Amsterdam University College)
Visualisation and Understanding in Theories with and without a Spacetime
Venerdì 15 marzo 2019, ore 15.00
Aula 38, Blocco aule
Polo Scientifico, via Giovanni Sansone 1 - Sesto Fiorentino
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble)
Let’s talk about science
Today, we live in times when science seems increasingly under attack in public: scientific expertise and the validity of scientific knowledge is being questioned by many holding populist views. At the same time, science is key for many of the central future-challenges we face as human beings. In this situation, scientific popularization seems particularly important and very much needed. But the intention to communicate scientific topics gives rise to many questions: Who should do the job (journalists / scientists / research institutions / philosophers)? How much simplification is allowed or necessary? Which means of communication are most efficient? What is the role of social media? And how can we as communicators deal with the exponential growth of scientific publications? I will talk about these and other questions based on my experiences as a science non-fiction author and a science editor working at “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, one of Germany’s major national newspapers, but also as former researcher in astrophysics and philosopher of science.