*PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM FIELD THEORY*

*XXI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics*
 
25-28 June 2018, Urbino, Italy

 
*Call for Participation*
 
We invite participation for the XXI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics to be held in Urbino 25th-28th June 2018.
The topic of the school is “Philosophy of Quantum Field Theory” and will feature lectures given by Miklos Redei (London School of Economics and Political Science), Laura Ruetsche (University of Michigan) and Giovanni Valente (Polytechnic University of Milan); and afternoon seminars given by Elena Castellani (University of Florence)F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University), Sergio Doplicher (University of Rome La Sapienza) - see the attached program for details.
 
It will host a limited number of students, graduate students and early researchers depending on a successful application.
 
Application should include:
1)    A CV
2)    A cover letter
 
And should be sent to: cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail.com
No later than 15th of March. The subject line should be “Participation XXI Summer School in Philosophy of Physics”
 
Notification of acceptance is expected no later than 15th of April.
 
Accepted participants must transfer 70.00 Euros to SILFS before 15th of May 2018.
The Method of Payment is the bank transfer:
Beneficiary: SILFS – Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze
Bank: UNICREDIT BANCA (street: Piazza Aldrovandi n.12, 40125 Bologna, BO, Italy)
SWIFT code: UNICRITMMXXX
IBAN: IT81X0200802457000103307940
Reason for payment:
Contribution for XXI Summer School in Philosophy of Physics – Family_Name  Name
 
Payment includes: programme attendance, school materials and coffee break refreshments.
Please note that: accommodation, lunch and dinner are NOT included.
For information on B&B and Hotels visit:
Lunch and dinner will be available at the university refectory. If you want to have lunch/dinner there the cost is about 10.00 Euros for lunch and 10.00 Euros for the dinner. If you do not want to have lunch/dinner at the refectory, there are a number of sandwich places nearby.
 
Venue:
University of Urbino, Palazzo Albani, via Timoteo Viti 10, Urbino, 60129 Italy.
 
For further info write to: cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail.com
 

*Call for Papers*
 
The XXI Summer School in Philosophy of Physics will dedicate its last session (June, 28th) to the presentation of two original papers in philosophy of quantum field theory. We invite Grad students, Post-Graduate students and early researchers alike to submit an abstract (no longer than 1000 words) suitable for blind review to:
No later than 15th March. The subject line should read: Submission XXI Summer School in philosophy of physics”.  Papers should be sent as a pdf file together with a title page containing info about the author(s).
Notification of acceptance is expected no later than 15th April.
Attendance to the XXI Summer School in Philosophy of Physics is free for the selected speakers. In the case of presentations with multiple authors, the attendence to the School is free only for one speaker (the corresponding speaker).
Please note that only the attendance to the School is free: accommodation, lunch and dinner are not included.
For further info write to:
 
Director of the School: Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino)
Organizing Committee:
Gino Tarozzi (University of Urbino)
Mario Alai (University of Urbino)
Alexander Afriat (Université de Bretagne Occidentale)
Isabella Tassani (University of Urbino)
Claudio Calosi (University of Geneva)
Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino)
Giovanni Valente (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Pierluigi Graziani (University of Urbino)
 
 
Below is the program:
 
 
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHILOSOPHY AND FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS 
DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES OF URBINO CARLO BO UNIVERSITY 
ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR LOGIC AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

XXI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

Urbino: June 25-28, 2018
 
Monday, June 25
8:30- 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Introduction: 
Gino Tarozzi (University of Urbino, Head of the Department of Pure and Applied Science); Roberto Giuntini (University of Cagliari; President of SILFS); Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino, Director of the School).
9:30 - 10:50 Miklos Redei (London School of Economics and Political Science)
The Axiomatic Approach to Quantum Field Theory – Motivation and General Features.
11:10 – 12:30 Miklos Redei (LSE)
Philosophical-foundational issues in the Haag-Kastler Axiomatization of Quantum Field Theory (Independence Hierarchy, Reeh-Schlieder Theorem, violation of Bell’s inequality)
14:10 – 15:30 Laura Ruetsche (University of Michigan)
The Stone-von Neumann Theorem and Beyond
15:50 – 17:10 Laura Ruetsche (University of Michigan)
 Hilbert Space Conservatorism vs Algebraic Imperialism

Tuesday, June 26
 9:30 – 10:50   Giovanni Valente (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Relativistic Causality
11:10 – 12:30   Giovanni Valente (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Entanglement and Separability
14.10-14.45: Miklos Redei (LSE)
The Status of the Common Cause Principle in Quantum Field Theory
14:45 – 15:30 Miklos Redei (LSE)
Beyond the Haag-Kastler Framework: The Categorial Approach to Quantum Field Theory
15:50 – 17:10 F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University)
The Nature of the Quantum Field and the Measurement Problem in Quantum Field Theory

 
Wednesday, June 27
9:30 – 10:50   Giovanni Valente (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Particles vs Field
11:10 – 12:30   Laura Ruetsche (University Michigan)
Particles and the Void
14:10 – 15:30 Elena Castellani (University of Florence)
Symmetries and dualities
15:50 – 17:10 Sergio Doplicher (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Dawns of non-commutativity, windows on the world
 
Thursday, June 28
Students’ presentations

09:00 –  09:40 Philipp Berghofer  (University of Graz)
Motivating and Defending the Field Interpretation in QFT
09:40 – 10:20 Karen Crowther  (University of Geneva)
The role of UV-completion in the search for quantum gravity
10:20 – 11:00 Caspar Jacobs  (University of Oxford)
Does the existence of broken symmetries support Ruetsche’s ‘Coalesced structures argument’ against the ideal of pristine interpretation?
11:20 –  12:00 David Schroeren  (Princeton University)
Invariance Essentialism
12:00 –  12:40 Jeremy Steeger  (University of Notre Dame)
The Sufficient Coherence of Quantum States