Leibniz and the Sciences

November 14 - 16, 2016
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Abstract

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, the Leibniz Endowed Professorship at the University of Hanover, and the University of Leipzig commemorate the tercentenary of Leibniz's death by organizing a conference on "Leibniz and the Sciences" in Leipzig.

Following a ceremonial act in cooperation with the City of Leipzig on November 14, 2016 - the actual tercentenary - on November 15 and 16 the conference will analyze the scientific ideas of Leibniz and their influence on modern science.

The aim of the conference is to bring together Mathematicians, Physicists, Historians, and Philosophers to jointly approach the oeuvre of one of the greatest scientists of mankind.

Special Sessions

  • Commemorative speech during ceremonial act on November 14, 2016 at the "Festsaal" of "Altes Rathaus Leipzig" - in German:
    Maria Rosa Antognazza, King's College London; during the summer term 2016 Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University: "Einheit in der Vielheit im Leben des Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz"
  • Panel discussion "Leibniz and Modern Physics"
    Discussants: Richard Arthur (McMaster University), Martin Carrier (University of Bielefeld), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS), Claus Kiefer (University of Cologne), Hans Poster (TU Berlin)

Date and Location

November 14 - 16, 2016
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Germany
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Scientific Organizers

  • Jürgen Jost, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Wenchao Li, University of Hanover
  • Vincenzo De Risi, Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University
  • Matthias Schwarz, Leipzig University
  • Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Leipzig University

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email

05.04.2017, 12:53