SYMPOSIUM ON PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
 
 

JUNE 2-4, 1999
 
 

LORENTZ CENTER

FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES

LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS


 
 
 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION


AIM: Is modern philosophy of science essential for a natural scientist or is it irrelevant? This question will be a central issue at this symposium. The aim is to display and explore the possibilities of synergy between the two fields, and thereby stimulate interest in philosophy of science among researchers and students in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Leiden University. The symposium is open to all. It will start with a one-day plenary session, on more general themes, followed by workshops on "Symmetry"and on "Self-organization"on the two following days.
 

LOCATION: The symposium will be held in the lecture hall building (hall C3) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universiteit Leiden, located in the Bioscience Park, Einsteinweg 55, Leiden.
 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

    Prof.dr. L. Jos de Jongh, Leiden Institute of Physics
    Prof.dr. Gerard Nienhuis, Leiden Institute of Physics
    Prof.dr. Herman Philipse, Faculty of Philosophy
    Dr. James W. McAllister, Faculty of Philosophy
    Prof.dr. Diedel J. Kornet, Theoretical Biology
    Prof.dr. Harm J. Habing ,Sterrewacht Leiden
    Prof.dr. R.P.W. Visser, Sterrewacht Leiden/Utrecht University
    Prof. dr. Vincent Icke, Sterrewacht Leiden/University of Amsterdam

    Workshop Secretary:
    Mrs. Barry Cats, e-mail: cats@phys.leidenuniv.nl   phone: 071-5275479  fax: 071 5275404

  The symposium will be sponsored by the Lorentz Center, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Leiden University Fund, and the Governing Board of the University.