CFP: History for Physics: Quantum Gravity

November 28-29, 2019, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam-Golm, Germany

We invite you to participate and submit a contributed talk to the two-day symposium “History for Physics: Quantum Gravity”, to be held on November 28-29, 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam-Golm (Germany). Jointly organized by the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Vienna (IQOQI-Vienna) and the Max Planck Research Group “Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin, this symposium aims at demonstrating the importance of the history of physics within current research in physics itself. Researchers and students in physics who are not, or not yet, engaged in the history of physics are therefore particularly welcomed to join.

The core format of this symposium will be that of tandem talks. Each tandem will pair two presentations, one given by a physicist on a current research topic, the other given by an historian of physics providing the historical context to that topic.

We are delighted to announce the following two confirmed invited tandems:

Alexander Blum (MPIWG) and Hermann Nicolai (Albert Einstein Institute)
Thiago Hartz (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Claus Kiefer (University of Cologne)

Call for papers

We welcome talks which are either single history talks on quantum foundations physics/history-tandems on quantum foundations presentations of historically relevant papers in quantum foundations. In case you are interested in participating in tandem, but do not have a tandem-partner, please contact the organizers, who will then try to match tandems together. We also highly welcome history talks by non-historians.

If you wish to contribute in one of those ways, please send an abstract of your proposed talk, no longer than half an A4 page, to The deadline for applications is 01.11.2019.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Posted: October 02, 2019