October 31, 2022 to November 4, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

The evolution of the particle concept

Nov 2, 2022, 7:30 PM


Robert Harlander


Observation of particles has been an evolving notion in science. It has been based on our ever increasing understanding of fundamental physics. We will sketch the historical development from the observation of a spatially localizable classical particle to the discovery of the Higgs boson. We will then argue that we are at the verge of yet another evolutionary step in the notion of observation, and investigate the role of the particle concept in this respect.

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Robert Harlander

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