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Durham University

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)

History and Philosophy of the Physical Sciences Reading Group

Meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5pm in Robin Hendry's office (PO108, 51 Old Elvet) and all are welcome. Readings will be circulated in advance of meetings and will either be works-in-progress or published papers suggested by the participants. Please contact admin.chess@durham.ac.uk to register or for more information.

Michaelmas Term 2019

Tuesday 22nd October

Robin Hendry

Work-in-progress draft titled "The Existence of Elements, and the Elements of Existence"

Tuesday 12th November

Joe Martin

Before New Big Science: Notes on the Resurrection of Mass Spectrometry

Tuesday 26th November
Tuesday 10th December

James. D. Fraser

Towards a Realist View of Quantum Field Theory

Epiphany Term 2020

Tuesday 4th February

Eric Winsberg

Models of Success Versus the Success of Models: Reliability Without Truth

Tuesday 18th February

Jeremiah James and Christian Joas

Subsequent and Subsidiary? Rethinking the Role of Applications in Establishing Quantum Mechanics

Tuesday 3rd March
Tuesday 17th March