Shaking the foundations of physics. A dialogue between a theoretical physicist and a philosopher of science
Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann and Dr. Daniele Oriti
Moderator: Dr. Jeanne Rubner (TUM)
In various areas of modern physics, there is increasing evidence that the foundations of physics need to be revised. New insights come, for example, from quantum gravity, quantum information theory, and modern approaches to quantum many-body systems. For complex systems in statistical physics, condensed matter, and biological systems, new challenges arise at both the conceptual and theoretical levels. New insights are especially needed in cosmology to explain the complex science of the structure and evolution of the universe. In the new CAS Research Focus “Foundations of Physics”, scientists from different areas of physics, together with researchers from the philosophy of science and epistemology, are putting the fundamental physical foundations to the test.
The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU provides a forum for scientific exchange and discussion that bridges the divide between the established disciplines. Its activities are designed to promote all forms of collaborative research and to stimulate interdisciplinary communication within the University. In addition, it facilitates the integration of visiting scholars and scientists into the academic life of the University.