International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

Submission deadline: 

Sunday, March 25, 2018



43° 30' 29.2752" N, 16° 26' 24.6948" E

Entropy is among the most important but also most perplexing concepts in physics. It is also a polymorphic concept: introduced in thermodynamics, we now find it in statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, information theory, and black hole physics, to name just the most obvious. In this summer school, we will systematically explore the various concepts of entropy as they are used in state-of-the-art physics and evaluate their philosophical interpretations.

The summer school will consist in lectures and research talks. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work in short talks. We would like to emphasize that we are happy to accept scholars at any stage of their career (from students to senior faculty) as participants.

Scientific committee:

  • Tim Maudlin (Philosophy, New York University)
  • Franjo Sokolić (Physics, University of Split)
  • Christian Wüthrich (Philosophy, University of Geneva)

Invited speakers and panellists:

  • David Z Albert (Philosophy, Columbia University)
  • Ivica Aviani (Physics, University of Split)
  • Kevin J Coffey (Philosophy, NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • Detlef Dürr (Mathematics, LMU Munich)
  • Sheldon Goldstein (Mathematics, Rutgers University)
  • Barry Loewer (Philosophy, Rutgers University)
  • Wayne Myrvold (Philosophy, Western University)
  • Aurélien Perera (Laboratory of theoretical condensed matter physics, Paris)
  • Denis Sunko (Physics, Zabgreb)
  • David Wallace (Philosophy, University of Southern California)
  • Nino Zanghì (Theoretical Physics, University of Genova)