Space-Time Theories: Historical and Philosophical Contexts

Space   |   time   |   Einstein   |   Theory of relativity
Monday ,5 January, 2015 to Thursday ,8 January, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015:
Joint day with the Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics
At the Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Change of Schedule on

Wednesday January 7


Due to the expected snow forecast on Wednesday January 7, 2015


The conference will be held from 8:00 to 14:00
(Instead of 9:00 to 18:30)

As announced it will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Givat Ram Campus, Feldman Building: Hall 130

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; The Edelstein Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; The Israel Academy of Science; Einstein Papers Project, Caltech

2015 marks the centenary of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (GTR), a theory whose revolutionary implications range from the theoretical underpinning of our concepts of space and time to the concrete empirical and technological advances it made possible. To celebrate this anniversary, this conference will bring together leading physicists, historians and philosophers of science, all working from different perspectives on problems inspired by GTR. Although this is not a conference on Einstein --contemporary issues will be at the center of the discussion – and at least one session will be devote to recent Einstein scholarship.