- HQ–4 Conference on the History of Quantum Physics
HQ–4 Conference on the History of Quantum Physics
Beijing September 20 - September 25, 2010
Organizing institutions; CAS Institute for the History of Natural Sciences
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Call for Papers
Building upon the momentum generated by three previous conferences in Berlin (2007) , in Utrecht (2008), and in Berlin (2010). In 2011, this conference will take place in Beijing, and will bring together historians, philosophers, and scientists who work on the emergence, development and transmission 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.
We invite contributions with a historical focus, dealing with aspects such as:
· the theoretical, mathematical and experimental practices of quantum physics, as well as their mutual relation
· transformation and transmission of quantum physics in the background of the institutional, socio-cultural and political processes
· the philosophical and foundational questions which were raised about quantum physics and the conflicting answers given to them.
Particularly welcome are proposals connecting several of these aspects.
Please submit an abstract of up to 500 words by April 31, 2011, to the organizing institutions:firstname.lastname@example.org
The advisory committee for the History of Quantum Physics Conferences:
Don Howard, Notre Dame
Michel Janssen, Minneapolis
Christoph Lehner, Berlin
John Norton, Pittsburgh
Jürgen Renn, Berlin
Robert Rynasiewicz, Baltimore.
Yueliang WU, Beijing
Jürgen Renn, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Baichun Zhang, CAS Institute for the History of Natural Sciences
The address of the HQ4 conference’s secretary:
Miss Kangni ZHENG
Institute for the History of Natural Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
55 Zhong-guan-cun East Road