Workshop “Philosophy of Mechanics: Mathematical Foundations”

Workshop “Philosophy of Mechanics: Mathematical Foundations”

February 12-14, 2014 – University Paris Diderot

The aim of the workshop is to explore new answers to old questions concerning the foundations of both classical and quantum mechanics. To do so, we shall consider mechanics in the light of mathematical formalisms that for the moment have not yet played a major role in the debates concerning its conceptual foundations, such as for instance symplectic and Poisson geometry, noncommutative geometry, quantum groups, cohomological methods, C*-algebras, geometric quantization, and topos theory.


Mathieu Anel, Gordon Belot, Daniel Bennequin, Jeremy Butterfield, Gabriel Catren, John Alexander Cruz Morales, Andreas Doering, Frédéric Hélein, Chris Heunen, Joseph Kouneiher, Klaas Landsman, Shahn Majid, Charles-Michel Marle, Thierry Masson, Julien Page, Urs Schreiber

Organizing Committee: 
Gabriel Catren, Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz, Julien Page, Dimitri Vey, Christine Cachot, Federico Zalamea.

in the context of the
ERC project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity
Laboratoire SPHERE – Sciences, Histoire, Philosophie (UMR 7219, Université Paris Diderot – CNRS)

Condorcet building, Amphitheater Pierre Gilles de Gennes
10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75013 Paris

More details are available on the official workshop website here.