With and without Measure: Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking (20 June 2017)
Idea & Motivation
Symmetries are a profound and fascinating aspect of the structure of physical theories—both when they obtain, and when they cease to do so. This one-day workshop will bring together researchers with interests in symmetry and symmetry-breaking, to explore the multifarious consequences of these phenomena for the foundations of physics.
- Sam Fletcher (University of Minnesota/MCMP)
- Stephan Hartmann (LMU/MCMP)
- Bryan Roberts (London School of Economics)
- Sarita Rosenstock (University of California Irvine)
- Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota)
- Johanna Wolff (King’s College London/MCMP)
- Lena Zuchowski (University of Salzburg)
|11:15 - 11:30||Welcome and Introduction|
|Session I: Quantum Theory|
|11:30 - 12:15||Stephan Hartmann (LMU/MCMP): Symmetries and Asymmetries in Open Quantum Systems|
|12:15 - 13:00||Bryan Roberts (LSE): Against Unitarity|
|13:00 - 14:20||Lunch|
|Session II: Classical and Statistical Mechanics|
|14:20 - 15:05||Johanna Wolff (King’s College/MCMP): Symmetries and Measurement Theory|
|15:05 - 15:50||Lena Zuchowski (Salzburg): Symmetry and Asymmetry on the Multicoloured Kac-Ring|
|15:50 - 16:10||Coffee Break|
|Session III: Space Time|
|16:10 - 16:55||Sam Fletcher (Minnesota/MCMP): Approximate Space-time Symmetries|
|16:55 - 17:40||Sarita Rosenstock (Irvine): Gauge Symmetries in Various Formalisms|
|17:40 - 18:00||Coffee Break|
|18:00 - 19:10||Jos Uffink (Minnesota): Time Reversal Asymmetry and Statistical Physics|
This workshop is generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and organised by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP, LMU Munich).
- Giovanni Valente (University of Pittsburgh/MCMP)
- Erik Curiel (MCMP, LMU Munich)
- Neil Dewar (MCMP, LMU Munich)
- Patricia Palacios (MCMP, LMU Munich)
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