The event expects the attendance of some 600 participants and will have as guest lecturers prominent researchers from universities in the US, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands.
"Is Bose Einstein condensation of trapped gases a phase transition?" (Is the Bose Einstein condensation of confined gases a phase transition?), Is the work that Dr. Marco Corgini Videla, academic and director of the Department of Mathematics at the University of La Serena, will present at the 15th Congress of Logic , Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS 2015), to be held at the University of Helsinki (Finland).
The CLMPS (www.helsinki.fi/clmps) is one of the most important activities of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS) of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS). Its first edition was held at Stanford University (California, USA) in 1960, replicating every four years since then, based in important capitals and centers of study: Jerusalem (Israel), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), London (Canada), Hannover (German Federal Rep.), Salzburg (Austria), Moscow (Soviet Union), Uppsala (Sweden), Florence (Italy), Krakow (Poland), Oviedo (Spain), Beijing ( China) and Nancy (France).
"In this talk, I will briefly discuss some attempts to reconcile the general theory of phase transitions with current experiments on bosonic condensation in the case of systems of atoms confined in a finite region of space, at very low temperatures. I will include the analysis of recent criticisms, the possible consequences on the principles that found the general theory and alternative approaches ", detailed the academic of the ULS.
The congress will take place from 3 to 8 in August and has 17 sections: Logic, Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, Computational Logic and Logical Applications, and Historical Aspects of Logic. Also General Philosophy of Science, Methodology, Formal Philosophy of Science and Formal Epistemology, Metaphysical Matters in the Philosophy of Science, Ethical and Political Matters in the Philosophy of Science and Historical Aspects in the Philosophy of Science. Finally, Philosophical Matters of Particular Disciplines, Philosophy of Formal Sciences (logic, mathematics, statistics and computational sciences), Philosophy of Philosophy of Sciences (physics, chemistry, earth sciences and climate sciences), Philosophy of Sciences Life Sciences, Philosophy of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Philosophy of Applied Sciences and Technology, Philosophy of Medicine and Metaphilosophy.
The attendance of some 600 participants, between exhibitors and students is expected. In addition, the program includes six invited conferences, which will be in charge of renowned researchers. She is Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide, Australia), Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA), Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA), Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Eleanor Knox (King's College, London, United Kingdom) and Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam and Stanford University, The Netherlands and the USA).
CLMPS 2015 is sponsored by the University of Helsinki and the Federation of Scientific Societies of Finland. In addition, the event is organized jointly and in cooperation with the European Summer Meeting of the Symbolic Logic Association, Logical Colloquium 2015.