ILMPS Conference 2022

Third Irvine-London-Munich-PoliMi-Salzburg Conference in Philosophy and Foundations of Physics  

Dates: April 6-7, 2022  

Venue: Campus Leonardo, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy)  

Organizing committee: Nicolò Cangiotti (PoliMi), Erik Curiel (Munich), Laurenz Hudetz (LSE), Patricia Palacios (Salzburg), Bryan Roberts (LSE), Giovanni Valente (PoliMi), Jim Weatherall (Irvine), and Charlotte Werndl (Salzburg)  

Call for Papers  

Over the past decades, important contributions to the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physical theories have been made within the philosophical community.  Conversely, critical analysis of the formal structures of our best physical theories inform central philosophical concerns, and in some cases new theorems have been proven and new lines of argument developed that are of philosophical significance. This conference series aims to bring together philosophers, physicists, and mathematicians working on such issues. This year’s event will be held on April 6-7, 2022 at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). It will immediately precede a workshop on “Mathematical Limits in Physics” taking place on April 7-8, 2022. Speakers for the workshop include Lapo Casetti (Florence), Sam Fletcher (Minnesota), Eleanor Knox (King’s College London) , Miklos Redei (LSE), Kasia Rejzner (York), and Katie Robertson (Birmingham). Papers on any topic of philosophy and foundations of physics by younger researchers, especially graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, are particularly encouraged and will be given priority. 

Papers of no longer than 5000 words should be submitted via EasyChair  (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ilmps2022) by February 14, 2022. Decisions will be communicated soon after.  

Both the ILMPS conference 2022 and the workshop on “Mathematical Limits in Physics” are financially supported by the PRIN 2017 grant n. 201743F9YE (project “From models to decisions”) from the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.