London, 4-5 March 2005

The Centenary of Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis

The British Academy (10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1) is hosting a two-day conference to celebrate the centenary of Albert Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis.


Friday, 4 March 2005

13:15 Registration and Lunch

14:30-17:30 Afternoon Session Chair: Tilman Sauer

Don Howard, “‘And I Shall not Mingle Conjectures with Certainties’: Einstein on the Principle Theories-Constructive Theories Distinction.”

Robert Schulmann, “‘Beware of Rotten Compromises’: The Moral Foundations of Einstein’s Politics.”

Discussion led by Gerald Holton 18:00 Master Mind Lecture: John Stachel, “Einstein.”

Saturday, 5 March 2005

9:00-12:45: Morning Session Chair: Andrew Warwick

John Norton, “Einstein’s Electrodynamical Pathway to Special Relativity”

Discussion led by Arthur Miller

Anne Kox, “Einstein, Fluctuations and Atomism.”

Discussion led by Martin Klein

13:45-16:45: Afternoon Session Chair: Michael Redhead

Jürgen Renn, “A Master Mind at Work: The Hidden Bond of Einstein’s 1905 Papers.”

Roger Stuewer, “The Experimental Challenge of Light Quanta.”

Discussion led by Olivier Darrigol

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