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Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences, Leipzig 14-16 November 2016 | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences, Leipzig 14-16 November 2016 | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

We are pleased to announce that the conference «Leibniz and the Science» will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences in Leipzig, on November 14-16 2016.
The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, the Leibniz Endowed Professorship at the University of Hanover, and the University of Leipzig commemorate the tercentenary of Leibniz’s death by organizing a conference on Leibniz and the Sciences in Leipzig.
Following a ceremonial act in cooperation with the City of Leipzig on November 14, 2016 – the actual tercentenary – on November 15 and 16 the conference will analyze the scientific ideas of Leibniz and their influence on modern science.
The aim of the conference is to bring together Mathematicians, Physicists, Historians, and Philosophers to jointly approach the oeuvre of one of the greatest scientists of mankind.

Here below you can find the program of the conference.

For more informations please click here and here, or address any queries to: Vincenzo De Risi vderisi@MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE

Monday, November 14, 2016
17:00 – Commemorative speech during the ceremonial act on November 14, 2016 – in German
Einheit in der Vielheit im Leben des Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Maria Rosa Antognazza, King’s College London; during the summer term 2016 Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome coffee & registration
09:20 – 09:30 Welcome address by Vincenzo De Risi and Jürgen Jost
09:30 – 10:45 Daniel Garber (Princeton University, USA): Leibniz and geology: new light on the Steno connection
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee & tea
11:00 – 12:15 Richard T.W. Arthur (McMaster University, Canada): Leibniz and quantum theory
12:15 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 – 15:30 François Duchesneau (Université de Montréal, Canada): Leibniz’s dynamics and the role of architectonic principles in its development
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee & tea
15:45 – 17:30 Panel discussion: Leibniz and modern physics. Richard T.W. Arthur (McMaster University), Martin Carrier (University of Bielefeld), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS), Claus Kiefer (University of Cologne)
19:30 Joint dinner (à la carte and on individual payment)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome coffee
09:30 – 10:45 Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany): Leibniz and the infinite
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee & tea
11:00 – 12:15 Philip Beeley (University of Oxford, United Kingdom): Leibniz and the Royal Society revisited
12:15 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 – 15:30 Justin E. H. Smith (Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII, France): Leibniz on organic bodies and living beings
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee & tea
15:45 – 17:30 Andre Wakefield (Pitzer College, USA): Machines and machinations: Leibniz in the Harz

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