and the ontology of symmetries in physics
3-4 Jul 2017 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

We wish to assess the current state of the debate on the DES and to explore the relationships between this and other approaches to the ontology of symmetries in physics. We therefore invite submissions on the following topics:

 • direct empirical status or direct empirical significance (DES);

 • Noether's theorems, conservation laws, global and local symmetries;

 • gauge symmetries, ontology of gauge theories;

 • relational ontology, structural realism;

 • symmetries of phenomena, symmetries of models, symmetries of laws of nature;

 • and other topics in the ontology of symmetries in physics.

The anonymised abstracts in English of 1000 words maximum, suitable for presenting in 30 minutes including discussion, should be submitted through the conference website until 1 March 2017. The scientific committee will evaluate their quality, their relevance to the understanding of the DES, and their contribution to the clarification of the ontology of symmetries in physics. The decisions will be communicated around the end of March 2017.

Remember that your contribution may also give rise to a publication, either in a book or in a special issue of a journal, to be collected via a distinct CFP later on.

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