FSI3000 History of Physics and Epistemology, 5 hp

Seminar list 2017

1. Introduction. The Scientific Project I

Håkan Snellman

17/01/24

2. The Scientific Project II. History and Philosophy of Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

17/01/31

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Seminar list 2016

1. Introduction. The Scientific Project I

Håkan Snellman

16/01/26

2. The Scientific Project II. History and Philosophy of Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

16/02/02

3. The origin of natural science in the antique Greek-speaking world. Some of the main persons and their ideas that established the basis of of natural science up to our days.

Clas Blomberg

16/02/16

4. History of energy, heat and atoms in the 18th and 19th centuries with a central part on the golden science age of France during the revolution and Napoleon age.



Clas Blomberg

16/02/23

5. History and Philosophy of Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

16/03/01

6. Electromagnetism

Håkan Snellman

16/03/08

7. Biological Physics

Clas Blomberg

16/03/15

8: Qunatum Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

16/03/22



9. Complex (non-linear) systems with applications in biology. Also questions about determinism and reductionism

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Clas Blomberg

16/03/29

10. Modern Cosmology and the Antropic Cosmological Principle

Håkan Snellman

16-04-12

11. Theories of Everything. Epistemology and Ontology of Physics.

Håkan Snellman

16-04-26

12. History of fission./ Ignacio Marcos. Popularization of Physics/ Per Olofsson



16-05-10





























Seminar list 2015

1. Introduction. The Scientific Project I

Håkan Snellman

15/01/27

2. The Scientific Project II. History and Philosophy of Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

15/02/03

3. The origin of natural science in the antique Greek-speaking world. Some of the main persons and their ideas that established the basis of of natural science up to our days.

Clas Blomberg

15/02/10

4. What is heat?
Ideas during the 18th and 19th centuries, centered around the French Scientific Golden age during the Enlightment and Napoleon age.

Clas Blomberg

15/02/17

5. History and Philosophy of Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

15/02/24

6. Electromagnetism

Håkan Snellman

15/03/03

7. Physics of life. What physics is relevant to describe and to understand life with all its complexity life? Some questions that are taken up: Reductionism: The relation between the basic physics and the biological function.The direction of time, randomness, determinism with its specieal question: Is there a free will?

Clas Blomberg

15/03/10

8. The Quantum Theory.

Håkan Snellman

15/03/17

9. Quantum Field Theory. Cosmology

Håkan Snellman

15/03/24

10. More about physics and biology. The most difficult property: Our mind. What is it?What has that to do with our comprehension of the world?The question about the free will? How to apprehend that?What relate these questions to randomness and causality?

Clas Blomberg

15/03/31

10'. No seminar


15/04/07

11. The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, TEO and some other things

Håkan Snellman


15-04-14


12. a) History of semiconductors

Peter Norlin

15/04/21

12. b) Epistemology - theories

Håkan Snellman


13. a) The limitations of inductionism and falsificationism

13. b) The elementary particles

Riccardo Borgani

Stefan Clementz

15/05/05

14. a) History of Tribology

14. b) Sociology of Physics

Per-Anders Thorén

Håkan Snellman

15/06/09




Seminar list 2014

1. Introduction. The Scientific Project I

Håkan Snellman

2014-01-28

2. The Scientific Project II. History and Philosophy of Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

2014-02-04

3. The birth of natural science in ancient Greece and its heritage

Clas Blomberg

2014-02-11

4. History and Philosophy of Electromagnetism

Håkan Snellman

2014-02-18

5. Ideas about atoms and heat in the 18th and 19th centuries and the people behind-.The golden age of French science - during the revolution and Napoleon times.

Clas Blomberg


2014-02-05

6. Quantum Mechanics and epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2014-03-04

7. Concepts of large, more complicated systems:such as:Arrow of time, randomness and determinism, free will, consciousness.

Clas Blomberg

14/03/11

8'. No seminar


14/03/18

8a. History and Aspects of Magnetic Monopoles.

8b. Epistemology of Physics, Kuhn and Popper.Theories in Physics.

Mikael T.

Håkan Snellman

14/03/25

9a. Seeing small. A brief history of the microscope.

9b. Epistemology of Physics.

Daniel F.

Håkan Snellman

14/04/01

10. a.o.Cosmology. The Anthropic Principle



Håkan Snellman

14/04/08

11'. No seminar




14/04/15

11. a) The Origins of the Concept of Quanta.

11.b) Quantum Computing: a short history

Alley H.

Kate B.

14/04/22

12. a) History of Molecular Dynamics Simulations

12. b) Sociology of SP.

Szilàrd P.

Håkan S.

14/04/29

Seminarieövningslista 2013

1. Introduction

Håkan Snellman

2013-01-29

2. The Scientific Project II

Håkan Snellman

2012-02-05

3. The birth of natural science in ancient Greece and its heritage.

Clas Blomberg

2013-02-12

4. Deep questions about life and physics

Clas Blomberg

2013-02-19

5. History and Philosophy of Mechanics

Håkan Snellman

2013-02-26

6. History of Electromagnetism and epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2013-03-05

7.Conceptions of matter and heat during 18th and 19th century. Physics in the time of Napoleon.

Clas Blomberg

2013-03-12

8. Theories and epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2013-03-19

9a. History of Cosmic Ray Research

9b. History of Thermodynamics; equilibrium and non-equilibrium

Oscar Larsson

Lei Xu

2013-04-02

10a. Quantum Physics and implications

10b. Fluid mechanics (Reynolds)

Adem Ergül

Marti Jeltsov

2013-04-16

11a. History of Fission Weapons

11b. History of Alkemi

Simone Basso

Tymofiy Lukinov

2013-04-30

12a. Computers and Physics

12b. The knowledge of optics in ancient China

Last session!

Karl Sellin

Hua Li

2013-05-07

Seminarieövningslista 2012

1. Introduction

Håkan Snellman

2012-01-24

2. The Scientific Project II

Håkan Snellman

2012-01-31

3. Antique philosophy of nature

Clas Blomberg

2012-02-07

4. Deep questions about life and physics

Clas Blomberg

2012-02-14

5. Epistemology and history

Håkan Snellman

2012-02-21

6. Sociology of Physics etc

Håkan Snellman

2012-02-28

7. The Anthropic principle ....

Håkan Snellman

2012-03-06

8. Vindicating the dark ages - Aristotle and the church in medieval Europe".

Robert Rosén

2012-03-13

9. a) Interpretations of QM

b) Is all knowledge good knowledge?

Stella Riad

Ulf Lundström

2012-03-20

10.a) On the theories of light – from the antique to 1900

10.b) Science in France during the revolution and the time of Napoleon

Lennart Lundsström

Clas Blomberg

2012-03-27

11.a) The relation between science and religion

11.b) Accelerating change

Ylva Fahleson

Iman Pouya

2012-04-03

12.a) A Forgotten Science – Short Introduction to History and Questions

12.b) TBA

Viet-Anh Phung


2012-04-17

13. a) The Atomic Age

13. b) Understanding nature's machines

Ionut Anghel

Christian Wennberg



2012-04-24

14. a) About Lev Landau

14. b) On T. Kuhn and his paradigms

Last session!?

Mathias Ohlin

Daniel Larsson

2012-05-08









Seminarieövningslista 2011

1. Introduction

Håkan Snellman

2011-01-18

2. The Scientific Project I

Håkan Snellman

2011-01-25

3. The Scientific Project II

Håkan Snellman

2011-02-01

4. Greek atomists and the history of the atomic theory

Clas Blomberg

2011-02-08

5. Science in France during the revolution and the time of Napoleon

Clas Blomberg

2011-02-15

6a. Short story of radium and polonium.

6b. The Scientific Project III. The electromagnetic theory

J. Peltonen

H. Snellman

2011-02-22

7. Kuhn, Popper and other ideas about science

H .Snellman

2011-03-01

8. Wolfgang Pauli; short biography and fragments of his thoughts.

Epistemology;

E. Sisamakis,

CB & HS.

2011-03-08

No seminar


2011-03-15

9. History of turbulence

Maria Jaromin

2011-03-22

10a. Earth – size and shape

10b. The ideas of Johannes Kepler

Kaspar Kööp

Andreas Andersson

2011-03-29

No seminar


2011-04-05

11a . Paul Kuroda; Prediction of a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction on the early earth

11b. Roentgen – a new kind of rays

Erdenechimeg Suvdantsetseg

Daniel Nilsson

2011-04-12

12. History and physics of weather forecast

Kai Seger

2011-04-19

No seminar

2011-04-26

13. TBA (About A. Ångström)

Staffan Tjörnhammar

2011-05-03

14a. Louis de Broglie

14b. TBA

Ida Sadat Iranmanesh

Athansaia Chrstakou

2011-05-10

Seminarieövningslista 2010


1. Introduction

Håkan Snellman

2010-02-02

2. The Scientific Project I

Håkan Snellman

2010-02-09

3. The Scientific Project II

Håkan Snellman

2010-02-16

4. Antikens naturfilosofi/Natural Philosophy of the Antique times

Clas Blomberg

2010-02-23

5. More about Antique Natural Philosophy

Clas Blomberg

2010-03-02

6. Epistemology. Popper, Kuhn ...

Håkan Snellman

2010-03-09

7. Epistemology, cont.

Håkan Snellman

2010-03-23

8. History, cont.

Clas Blomberg

10/03/30

9. Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

10/04/13

10. Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

10-04-20

11. Discovery of the neutron

Merja Pukari


12. P A M Dirac

Odd Runevall


13. Limits of logical inference/ Bayesian inference and theories

Hannes Meier/Johannes Bergström


Seminarieövningslista 2008


1. The Scientific Project/Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2008-02-01

2. The antique ideas about nature and how these have influenced modern science.

Clas Blomberg

2008-02-08

3. The Scientific Project II

Håkan Snellman

2008-02-12

4. Aspects of science.Cont.

Clas Blomberg

2008-02-29

5. Epistemology; Sci. Pr./ Geometry and Physics

Håkan Snellman

2008-03-10

6. Geometry and Physics

H. Snellman

2008-03-14

7. The Anthropic Principle

Henrik Melbéus

2008-04-18

8. Reductionism and emergence in science

Erik Brandt

2008-04-25

9. Science versus Religion.

Sofia Sivertsson

2008-05-09

10. Maxwell's demon and information entropy

Carl Adamsson

2008-05-16

11. History of the ether.

Mózsi Kiss

2008-06-04

12. Islam and Science.

David Palko

2008-06-10




Seminarieövningslista 2006


1. The Scientific Project/Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2006-02-28

2. The Scientific Project II

Håkan Snellman

2006-03-07

3. Epistemology/ Geometry and Physics

Håkan Snellman

2006-03-14

4. The antique ideas about nature and how these have influenced modern science.

Clas Blomberg

2006-03-22

5. Physics during the French revolution and Napoleon

Clas Blomberg

2006-03-27

6. Light and vision. How do they evolve in history

Gemma Vall-Llosera

2006-04-06

7. Regarding Knowledge: opinions,beliefs and problems

Aymeric Fouquier d'Herouel

2006-04-18

8. Empiricism and the philosophy of experimental physics.

Jacob Kowalewski

2006-04-25

9. Gödels teorem/

Philosophical implications of quantum mechanics

Martin Hallnäs

Pedram Hekmati

2006-05-10

10. Ideas about life

Per Larsson

2006-05-16

11. The life and Ideas of Isaac Newton/

History and concepts in classical thermodynamics

Jessica Hultström

Krzysztof Karkoszka

2006-05-23

12. Infinity and nothing

Maria Werner

2006-05-31

13. History of nuclear physics

To be announced

Daniel Westlén

Anna Johansson

2006-06-09

Seminarieövningslista 2004


1. History of Early Science

Clas Blomberg

2004-03-01

2. Physics and Geometry

Håkan Snellman

2004-03-08

3. Physics during the French revolution and Napoleon

Clas Blomberg

2004-03-15

4. The Scientific project

Håkan Snellman

2004-03-22

5. Atomic concepts from Democritos to quantum physics

Clas Blomberg

2004-03-29

6. Quantum Physics and the Weimar republic

Monika Leibscher

2004-04-19

7. German Physics - a movement in physics in the 20th century

Heide Stollberg

2004-04-26

8. Quantum mechanics and the Antropic principle

Tomas Hällgren

2004-05-03

9. Infinity; the almighty God

Stefan Spiekermann

2004-05-10

10. Agnositicism and Quantum Mechanics

Mattias Blennow

2004-05-17

11. Popper versus Kuhn

Martin Lindén

2004-05-24

12. 1. Science, Discovery and Invention in China

2. Scientific reasoning

Shunhua Wang

Janina Östling

2004-06-01 (Tuesday)


Seminarieövningslista 2003

1. Physics and Geometry

Håkan Snellman

2003-03-24

2. History of Matter

Clas Blomberg

2003-04-01

3. The Scientific Project/Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2003-04-07

4. Physics and Topology

Gunnar Sigurdsson

2003-04-22

5. Reductionism etc

Håkan Snellman

2003-04-28

6. The Copernican Revolution

Jonas Rundqvist

2003-05-05

7. History of Cosmology

Silvio Orsi

2003-05-12

8. Goethe as a scientist

Jochen Walter

2003-05-19

9. Origin of the Concept of Quanta

Bengt Nagel

2003-05-26

10. a) History of particle physics

10. b) Bell's inequality

Diego Pallin

Johan Lundquist

2003-06-02

2003-06-02

11. a) Physics, God and the gender war

Silvia Corlevi


2003-06-10

2003-06-10

12. a) History of graviation

12. b) Artificial intelligence

Jens Lund

Sara Bergenius

2003-06-13


Seminarieövningslista 2001

1. Det naturvetenskapliga projektet

Håkan Snellman

2001-02-13

2. Atomteorin från antiken till vår tid

Clas Blomberg

2001-02-20

3. Manhattanprojektet

Oscar Hemberg

2001-03-06

4. Fysik och geometri

Håkan Snellman

2001-03-13

5. Neutrinernas historia

Håkan Snellman

2001-03-20

6. Werner Heisenberg

Martin Wiklund

2001-03-27

7. Tidens pil

Clas Blomberg

2001-04-03

8. Inget möte

2001-04-17

9. Förhållandet mellan religion och naturvetenskap ur historisk synvinkel

Sara Bladh

2001-04-24

10. Ljusets historia

Daniel Adolfsson

2001-05-08

11. Hilbert, Gödel och Turing; obestämbarheten och dess historia.

Rickard Armiento

2001-05-15

12. Karl Popper

Torbjörn Bäck

2001-05-22

13. Kvantteorin 100 år: Max Plancks upptäckt 1900 av h.

Bengt Nagel

2001-05-29

Seminarieövningslista 2000

Fysikens historia

1. The emergence of Quantum Mechanics

Anders Vestergren

2000-02-23

2. History of the neutrino

Håkan Snellman

2000-03-01

3. From Aristotle's Natural Tendencies to Newton's Laws of Motion

Björn Cederström

2000-03-08

4. Early history of atoms

Claes Blomberg

2000-03-15

5. Ludwig Boltzmann

Göran Lindblad

2000-03-22

6. Kvinnliga fysiker - en kort historik

Anna Maria Blixt

2000-03-29

7. Enrico Fermi - en levnadsbeskrivning

Marcus Eriksson

2000-05-03

8. History of the theory atoms

Claes Blomberg

2000-05-10

9. P. A. M. Dirac in the steps of Newton

Samuel Rydh

2000-05-17

10. Inget seminarium

"Tentarättning"

2000-05-24

Kunskapsteori

11. Det naturvetenskapliga projektet / Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

2000-04-05

12. Thomas Kuhns vetenskapssyn

Paul Piwnicki

2000-05-31

13. Karl Poppers vetenskapssyn

Kamil Tucek

2000-06-07

Extra kollokvium, sal F01, kl 09:00

The Copenhagen Spirit - colloquium on the philosophy and history of quantum mechanics

Suzanne Gieser

2000-03-10

Seminarieövningslista 1999

Fysikens historia

1. Newton's theory of gravitation

Erik Lindahl

1999-05-04

2. Maxwell's equations

Kristin Einarsdotter

1999-05-11

3. Mechanics and dynamics

Blanka Magyari-Köpe

1999-05-18

4. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics

Clas Blomberg

1999-05-25

5. The origin of the concept of quanta

Bengt Nagel

1999-06-08

6. Special theory of relativity

Ausrius Juozapavicius

1999-06-15

7. a) General theory of relativity

Tommy Ohlsson

1999-06-22

7. b) Cosmology

Lars Sandberg

1999-09-14

8. History of light

Jurij Smakov

1999-09-21

Kunskapsteori

9. Det naturvetenskapliga projektet

Håkan Snellman

1999-06-01

10. Epistemology

Håkan Snellman

1999-06-01

11. The natural philosophy of time

Per Aronsson

1999-09-28


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