CfR: Second Annual Bristol-MCMP Workshop on the Foundations of Physics (LMU Munich, January 27, 2018)

Submitted by Erik Curiel (MCMP, LMU Munich).

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites registration for the following event:

Second Annual Bristol-MCMP Workshop on the Foundations of Physics

MCMP, LMU Munich

January 27th 2018

Statistical mechanics plays a central in almost every field of physics: solid state, fluid mechanics, cosmology, astrophysics, the study of black holes, every major program of quantum gravity, low temperature physics, the Standard Model, experimental error analysis, and on and on. Its conceptual and foundational problems—among them, the role and interpretation of probabilities, the nature of entropy and the Second Law, the root of irreversibility, its relation to thermodynamics—are as deep and unresolved as those of any other field of physics as well. All of these are active and central areas of research in contemporary work on the foundations of physics. Indeed, in recent decades the scope of statistical mechanics has grown to encompass fundamental work in such diverse fields as economics and formal epistemology as well. This workshop will address problems pertaining to a wide spectrum of such issues with an emphasis on technical work, with the aim both of examining the problems in their own right and of investigating whether approaches and techniques from some areas can be of use in others.

Call for registration

Please send registration requests by 20. Jan 2018 to the co-organizer Erik Curiel ( The email should have the subject: “register” . Also please indicate whether you plan to attend the conference dinner (27 Jan, 2018). There is no fee for the conference. The conference dinner is on dutch treat payment.

Dates and Deadines:

Registration Deadline: January 20th 2018
Conference: January 27th 2018

Erik Curiel
Neil Dewar