HAPP One-day Conference: Physics Feuds Throughout History
In the progression of physics, most facts and laws have been established only after decades, often centuries, of discussion and dispute. This conference will review some of the great disputes stretching from antiquity to the modern day. From the classical Greek discussions on the nature of space and matter, through the founding disputes of modern science and its mathematics (led by Newton’s disputes with contemporaries) up to the recent controversies in quantum mechanics and cosmology, the feuds between leading thinkers and their vital role in establishing successive views of our physical world will be examined.

Registration to attend this conference is free but booking is required.
Please visit the website for the booking links and to see the complete programme: www.stx.ox.ac.uk/event/physics-feuds-throughout-history
Date: 25 February 2023, 10:30 (Saturday, 6th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: And livestreamed on YouTube
Speakers: Professor Andrew Gregory (UCL), Professor Anna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln), Professor Robert Iliffe (University of Oxford), Professor Reinhard Werner (Leibniz University Hannover), Dr Simon Mitton (University of Cambridge), Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge ), After-dinner Speaker: Professor Randall Parrish (University of Portsmouth and British Geological Survey)
Organising department: St Cross College
Organiser: St Cross College
Organiser contact email address: happ-centre@stx.ox.ac.uk
Part of: HAPP: St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/event/physics-feuds-throughout-history
Audience: Public
Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark