13-20 March 2022
International Spring School on the
Philosophy, History and Sociology of Particle Physics
The History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Large Physics Experiments
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Large Physics Experiments
Large experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observer (LIGO), and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) play an essential role at the frontiers of contemporary fundamental physics. These experiments employ big research facilities, they probe nature at vast energy and length scales, they produce immense amounts of data, and they involve great numbers of researchers. We will discuss questions such as those arising from the history and philosophy of fundamental physics, the methodological challenges of big data, and the history and sociology of large research collaborations.