### 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

- Which role does Weyl's Raum-Zeit-Materie play in the research fields of gauge theory and gravity?
- Which role did Weyl's ideas play and still play in the philosophy of science?
- Can gravitation and quantum theory be consistently unified?
- How well is gauge theory experimentally tested?
- Which is the role that gauge theory play for the relation of mathematics to physics?

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.