Philosophy and Quantum Physics

Conferences and workshops


If you have some information about other conferences and workshops on the foundations of quantum physics, please let us know.

Workshop on “Grounding the Quantum World”

19th of September 2016, University of Neuchâtel, Geneva

5th Tuebingen Summer School in the History and Philosophy of Science – 2016. Probability and Quantum Mechanics.

August 1–5, 2016, Tuebingen, Germany

Causation and the Physical World

June 17-18, 2016, Universität zu Köln/University of Cologne

Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

June 11-12, 2016, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Conference “Quantum and Beyond (QB)”

June 13-16, 2016, the Linnaeus University

4th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

18 – 23 July 2016, Saig, Germany. Understanding Quantum Physics: The Meaning of the Wave-Function

Conference "Quantum mechanics and philosophical discourse"

14-15 April 2016, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Notre Dame Philosophy of Physics Workshop

April 20-21, 2016, Cushing Prize, USA

Fourth Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton Conference on the Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations of Physics (IPP4).

31 March – 1 April 2016, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA USA

The round table "Did quantum mechanics say "goodbye" reality?"

March 1, 2016, the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Seminar on Quantum Physics and Quantum Information

monthly, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)

Fourth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime

May 30 - June 2, 2016, Varna, Bulgaria

Workshop “Quantum-Classical Connexion”

6 January 2016, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Rotterdam,

Conference “New Trends in Metaphysics of Science”

December 16 - 18, 2015, Institut d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST), Paris, France

Conference “New mathematical methods in today’s physics: logical, epistemological and computational aspects”

21-23 September 2015, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Workshop “Scientific Realism about the Quantum State”

9 September 2015, University of Leeds, Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Leeds. This workshop examines recent debates about the nature of the quantum state (e.g. epistemic vs. ontic conceptions of the quantum state) in the broader context of scientific (anti-)realism.

Conference “Causality in a Quantum World”

August 16-21, 2015, the University of Queensland, Australia

Conference "Quantum physics and philosophical views of the Madhyamaka"

November 14, 2015, India, New Delhi

July 20-25, 2015, Black Forest, Germany, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU

July 9-29, 2015, hosted by “International Journal of Quantum Foundations.”

30th March - 2nd April 2015, Innsbruck, Austria

The aim of this kick-off workshop is to bring together researchers from philosophy and physics to explore the problem of agency in light of modern scientific views on physical reality.


January 30-31, 2015, Munich, Germany, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU

We invite both philosophers and scientists exploring the connections between the philosophy and foundations of quantum computation and quantum information theory (QCIT), and more traditional philosophical and foundational questions in physics, computer science, information theory, and mathematics.


December 14, 2014, Munich, Germany, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU

October, 2014, “International Journal of Quantum Foundations.”

July 21-26, 2014, Black Forest, Germany, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU

Conference “Information & Interactions. Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge”

March 20-24, 2014, Trinity College, Cambridge

Conference "Ontology of Quantum Mechanics"

Oktober 14-15, 2014, Moscow

The Sector of philosophical problems of science and the Department of philosophy MIPT, Moscow.

Abstracts     Website

Workshop "Is quantum theory exact? The endeavor for the theory beyond standard quantum mechanics"

April 28-30 2014, FRASCATI (ROME, ITALY)

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the possible limits of validity of quantum mechanics and theories which go beyond standard quantum mechanics.


September 26-29, 2010. St Anne's College Oxford.

During the meeting we developed and refined a set of open problems of QM, which we call the "Oxford Questions" 


July 19-24, 2010, Internationale Akademie Traunkirchen, Austria

Conference "Philosophy of Physics: Challenges"

June 17-18, 2010, Moscow

The Department of Philosophy and the Department of Physics of the Moscow State University and the University Centre (JINR), Dubna


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