The Epistemology of the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)


The current Research Unit builds on a very close and successful interaction and cooperation of philosophers of science, sociologists of science, historians of science, and physicists over the course of several years. This cooperation resulted in three DFG-funded projects which received considerable international attention.


Project 1: The epistemic dynamics of model developement at the LHC
Project 2: LHC-experiments between theory-ladenness and exploration
Project 3: An ontological and epistemological analysis of the Higgs-mechanism