Conceptual and phenomenological reflections on gauge symmetries (2020)

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Preliminary program released for University of Graz online conference. Two days running from Thursday, November 5 to Friday, November 6.

Conceptual and Phenomenological Reflections on Gauge Symmetries, the Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism, Particles, and Observables
University of Graz

Thursday, November 5, 2020
09.00-09.05: Opening Address (Philipp Berghofer & Axel Maas)
09.05-10.35: Michael Krämer (RWTH Aachen University): TBA
10.35-11.00: Coffee Break
11.00-12:00: Valeriya Chasova (University of Strasbourg): The (non-)inheritance of (a)symmetries, its link with Curie’s principle, and its variational realisations
12.00-14.00: Lunch
14.00-15.30: Neil Dewar (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Equivalence as a dynamical notion (twice over)
15.30-16.00: Coffee Break
16.00-17.00: René Sondenheimer (University of Graz): Physical observables of Brout-Englert-Higgs theories

Friday, November 6, 2020
9.00-10.30: Simon Friederich (University of Groningen): Symmetries and the notion of identity for physical systems and states
10.30-11:00: Coffee break
11.00-12.00: Jordan François (University of Mons): Artificial vs. substantial gauge symmetries: Criterion and application to the electroweak model
12.00-14.00: Lunch
14.00-15.30: Henrique Gomes (University of Cambridge): TBA
15.30-16.00: Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 Caspar Jacobs (University of Oxford): The insignificance of direct empirical significance

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