"Paradigm Shifts Across The Ages" - 8th June 2019

Feb 27, 2019

This event will be a one-day conference on Saturday 8th June 2019 on Paradigm Shifts Across the Ages. The history of physics can be viewed as consisting of major paradigm shifts followed by decades and even centuries working through the consequences of the dominating paradigm. As examples, the Copernican revolution overtook the millennium-old Ptolemaic system of astronomy, and likewise Newton's mechanics replaced the ancient Aristotelian system. More recently, the advent of special relativity and quantum mechanics superseded the classical ideas of time, space and matter. This conference will examine how physics has developed from antiquity to the present day through Kuhn's concept of paradigm shifts.

 

Registration and attendance at the conference are FREE.

 

Details of the conference and how to register are at:

 

https://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events/paradigm-shifts-across-ages-one-day-conference

 


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