The Epistemology of the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

2nd International Spring School on Particle Physics and Philosophy

The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, hosted the 2nd International Spring School on Particle Physics and Philosophy. The aim of this school was to train the next generation of researchers from physics, philosophy and history of science in subjects which are at the intersection of the three disciplines. Lectures and discussion sessions were held by world-renowned scientists and scholars of these three fields.

The spring school started on March 26th, 2014, and ended on April 4th, 2014. It took place at the CVJM-Bildungsstätte Bundeshöhe. The venue is an educational institution in Wuppertal which, apart from excellent infrastructure for the lectures and discussion sessions, offers numerous recreational activities (gym, hiking trails, etc.)

The participants were students at the master and doctoral level, as well as post-docs from physics, philosophy, and history of science to apply for participation. In order to attain a fruitful atmosphere at the school, the number of participants was limited to 30.

The program of the school comprised lectures, topical talks, and working groups. In addition, the students had the opportunity to present their own research in dedicated sessions.