Summer Term 2017

Please contact the organisers if you cannot access the readings, and/or if you want us to email you the session info before every session.

SESSION 1 (MONDAY, 15 MAY)


What to do with the gauge potential? The Aharonov-Bohm Effect”

Questions/description: click here

Reading: Healey, “Nonlocality and the Aharonov-Bohm Effect”

Handout: click here

Presenter: Niels Martens

SESSION 2 (MONDAY, 29 MAY)


Conceptual puzzles of the Higgs Mechanism and

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking”

Questions/description: click here

Reading: Smeenk, “The Elusive Higgs Mechanism”

Handout: Available upon request

Presenter: Joshua Rosaler

SESSION 3 (MONDAY, 19 JUNE)


“Decoherence and The Measurement Problem

Questions/description: see here (point 6)

Reading: Wallace, “Decoherence and the Measurement Problem”

Handout: Available upon request

Presenter: Niels Martens

SESSION 4 (MONDAY, 10 JULY)


“The Emergence of Particles in Interacting QFT

Questions/description: see here (point 9)

Reading: Bain, “Against Particle/Field Duality”

Handout: Available upon request

Presenter: Joshua Rosaler