Hermann Weyl Herman Weyl

678th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar

Hundred Years
of Γauge Theory

July 30 to August 3, 2018, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef


Application closes on April 30, 2018.

Generously funded by:

Heraeus Foundation

Claus Kiefer
   University of Cologne
Silvia De Bianchi
   Universitat Autònoma
   de Barcelona

It is our pleasure to announce the

678th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar

Hundred Years of Gauge Theory

The seminar will take place from July 30 to August 3, 2018, at Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.

In the Centenary of the publication of Hermann Weyl's masterpiece Raum-Zeit-Materie, this workshop aims at stimulating the reflection upon the origin and development of gauge theory and its scientific and philosophical importance. Taking into account one of the central concepts of Weyl's work, symmetry, this workshop sheds light on several aspects of Weyl's work and gauge theory and connects theoretical physics with other fields. Plenary lectures will be given by theoretical and experimental physicists, mathematicians, historians, and philosophers of science. This approach will allow detailed and broader discussions on questions such as

Apart from the invited speakers, we will be able to accommodate additional participants, especially young scientists, and we will also give them the opportunity to present a poster at a dedicated poster session.

The total number of participants is limited to 75.