Space, Time, and Matter: New Directions in the Philosophy of Physics

The fifth summer school in Black Forest will tackle topics that are at the front of today’s research in physics: the status of space and time in quantum gravity and the status of matter in quantum field theory. Starting from the state of the art in physics, we’ll explore different philosophical proposals that open up new directions for research in the philosophy of physics. There will be lectures in the morning and book symposia in the evening. In the afternoon, several small working groups led by postdocs or advanced PhD students offer in depth discussions of topics related to the lectures and book symposia.

Date and Location

17 – 22 July 2017
Saig (Black Forest), Germany


The summer school is organized and funded by

Scientific Committee

Claus Beisbart (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Dirk-André Deckert (LMU Munich, Germany)
Detlef Dürr (LMU Munich, Germany)
Michael Esfeld (University of Lausanne, UNIL, Switzerland)
Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva, Switzerland)