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Leibniz and 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)

Speakers

Richard T.W. Arthur

McMaster University, Canada

Philip Beeley

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

François Duchesneau

Université de Montréal, Canada

Daniel Garber

Princeton University, USA

Eberhard Knobloch

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany

Justin E. H. Smith

Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII, France

Andre Wakefield

Pitzer College, USA

Program

Nov 14, 2016
17:00 - 23:00
Nov 15, 2016
09:00 - 09:20
09:20 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:45 Daniel Garber (Princeton University, Princeton, USA)
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:45 Richard T.W. Arthur (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 15:00 François Duchesneau (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)
Leibniz’s dynamics and the role of architectonic principles in its development
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:15
19:30 - 23:00
Nov 16, 2016
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:45 Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany)
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:45 Philip Beeley (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom)
Leibniz and the Royal Society revisited
12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 15:00 Justin E. H. Smith (Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII, Paris, France)
Leibniz on organic bodies and living beings
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:45 Andre Wakefield (Pitzer College, Claremont, USA)
Machines and machinations: Leibniz in the Harz

Participants

Maria Rosa Antognazza

King's College London

Richard T.W. Arthur

McMaster University, Canada

Philip Beeley

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Ulrich Behn

U Leipzig, Germany

Martin Carrier

University of Bielefeld

Vincenzo De Risi

Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University

Annika Denkert

Springer-Verlag, Deutschland

François Duchesneau

Université de Montréal, Canada

Carlotta Ficorella

Leipzig Univerity, Germany

Daniel Garber

Princeton University, USA

Hans-Peter Gittel

University of Leipzig, Germany

Wolfgang Hackbusch

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Joachim Heinze

Springer, Germany

Stephen Howard

Kingston University, United Kingdom

Jürgen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Umut Deniz Kaçan

Bogazici University, Turkey

Claus Kiefer

University of Cologne

Eberhard Knobloch

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany

Wenchao Li

University of Hanover

Xianqing Li-Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Irma Lozada Chavez

University of Leipzig, Germany

Duc Luu

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Mattia Mantovani

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Eckehard Olbrich

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Dominik Otto

Fraunhofer IZI, Germany

Felix Otto

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Guillermo Restrepo

Universität Leipzig, Germany

Nancy Retzlaff

MPI MIS/Bioinformatics Leipzig, Germany

Sharwin Rezagholi

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Eris Runa

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Steve Russ

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Armando Salvatore

McGill University, Canada

Friedrich Sauvigny

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus - Senftenberg, Germany

Matthias Schwarz

Leipzig University, Germany

Justin E. H. Smith

Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII, France

Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer

Leipzig University

Rainer Stumpe

Privat, Deutschland

Omri Tal

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Tzuchien Tho

University of Milan, Italy

Jürgen Tolksdorf

Max Planck Institut for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Tat Dat Tran

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Karin Verelst

NIAS-KNAW, Netherlands

Pau Vilimelis Aceituno

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Volker Vogelsang

TU Clausthal, Deutschland

Andre Wakefield

Pitzer College, USA

Marius Emar Yamakou

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Deutschland

Odette Sylvia Yaptieu Djeungue

Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Scientific Organizers

Jürgen Jost

Max Planck Institute 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

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Contact via Mail