After a successful HQ1 meeting in Berlin in 2007, the second conference on the history of quantum physics will take place at the Institute for History and Foundations of Science of Utrecht University on July 14-17, 2008. The subject of the meeting will be the history of quantum mechanics in its broadest sense, with possible topics ranging from the emergence of the old quantum theory to historical perspectives on recent developments. The organizing committee invites contributions that discuss the history of quantum mechanics from various viewpoints, including (but not limited to) the conceptual and mathematical development of quantum physics, its experimental practice, and its institutional, philosophical and cultural context.
Papers to be presented at the conference will be selected on the basis of an (extended) abstract. Prospective contributors are invited to submit an abstract of their presentation (30 min.) to Hanneke Janssen at [email protected]. Submission deadline has been extended to March 1, 2008.
Conference website: www.phys.uu.nl/HQ2