CFP: International Conference on History of Physics

September 4-5, 2014, Trinity College Cambridge

We should like to draw to your attention the above conference, which is planned as the first in an international series, jointly supported by the Institute of Physics and the European Physical Society.

The web site of the conference is http://historyofphysics2014.iopconfs.org. Here you can find details of the venue –Trinity College, Cambridge – and the names of the invited speakers. You can register your interest in the conference and/or submit abstracts from the web site at the present time. Registration will commence on June 1st.

The conference will inaugurate a new international series, bringing together professional historians of science, practicing physicists, science museum staff, lecturers, teachers and others with interests in any aspects and periods of physics history.

Student attendance and participation will be encouraged in the firm belief that a study of the history of the subject can inspire future generations by informing them about the lives and work of great scientists, and also facilitate a better understanding of topics that present conceptual problems today just as they did to their discoverers.

The conference, being located at Trinity College, will offer the opportunity to present some aspects of Cambridge’s scientific history. Visits to Woolsthorpe Manor where Sir Isaac Newton was born and undertook much of his work, and to the Cavendish Museum, with its rich history of exhibits, will be arranged.

The leading theme of the inaugural conference will be Electromagnetism: the Road to Power. However, invited papers will extend to other topics, and contributed papers on all aspects of physics history will be considered for inclusion.

It is intended that this conference will be the first in a continuing series organised by the IOP and EPS History of Physics Groups, with the EPS History of Physics Group taking the lead role for the next conference in 2016.

Call for papers

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Posted: February 17, 2014