International Conference on the History of Physics 2014

Trinity College, Cambridge, 4-5 September 2014

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Organised by the Institute of Physics (History of Physics Group), in collaboration with the EPS History of Physics group.

The conference will inaugurate a new international series, bringing together professional historians of science, practicing physicists, science museum staff, lecturers, teachers and others with interests in any aspects and periods of physics history.

Abstracts can be submitted via the conference home page or here:


It is envisaged that the programme will consist of 8 invited lectures of duration 35 minutes and 15 contributed lectures of 20 minutes. In addition there will be a poster session and a one-hour debate on contemporary issues concerning the presentation of science and its history in museums.

Invited speakers currently include Paolo Brenni, Jed Buchwald, Hasok Chang, Isobel Falconer, John Heilbon, Heinz Krenn, Iwam Morus and Friederich Steinle. The titles of their presentations will be posted at a later date.

The participants in the museums debate will be Ian Blatchford and Ken Arnold with Jim Bennett in the chair.

Contributed presentations will be selected from abstracts submitted before the deadline of 1st February 2014. Notification of acceptance as either an oral or poster presentation will be made by 1st March 2014.

On the first day of the conference (Thursday 4th September) the sessions will start at 9:15 am and end at 5:40 pm. On the second day (Friday 5th September) they will start at 9:00 am and finish at 5:20 pm.

A reception is planned for the evening of Wednesday 3rd September and a formal dinner for Thursday 4th September. Further information will be posted as it becomes available at

Key dates

• Abstract submission deadline:  1 February 2014

• Early registration deadline:  1 June 2014

• Accommodation booking deadline: 1 August 2014

• Registration deadline: 15 August 2014