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Quantum Field Theory Workshop

Friday - Saturday, 14-15 October 2011
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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Everyone welcome. Registration is requested but not required. To register, please contact cweber23@pitt.edu.

     Friday Afternoon    

 1:00 pm

Langrangian Quantum Field Theory
Ramamurti Shankar
Department of Physics
Yale University


Coffee Break

 3:00 - 4:30

Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
Stephen Summers
Department of Mathematics
University of Florida

     Saturday Morning
     Chair: Laura Ruetsche, Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan

 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


Theories within Theories: The Scale Dependence of Lagrangian Field Theories
Anthony Duncan
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh


Coffee Break


A Philosopher Defends AQFT
Doreen Fraser
Department of Philosophy
University of Waterloo



     Saturday Afternoon  
     Chair: Hans Halvorson
, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University  

 2:00 pm

Taking Particle Physics Seriously: A Critique of the Algebraic Approach to Quantum Field Theory
David Wallace
Balliol College
Oxford University


Coffee Break

 4:00 - 5:30

Why Algebraic Quantum Field Theory?
Stephen Summers
Department of Mathematics
University of Florida

Program Committee

Bob Batterman, University of Pittsburgh
Giovanni Valente, University of Pittsburgh


Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
The Harvey and Leslie Wagner Endowment

Revised 10/18/11 - Copyright 2011