Fig. 1: Werner Heisenberg presenting his "Weltformel" at the 1958 Planck Centenary in West Berlin. Source: DPA.



Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program

Research Group Leader

Alexander Blum

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Research Group Leader

Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2017-31 Jan 2023)


Service & Administrators

Editorial Assistant (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2023)

RG Blum Group Photo 2021


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2021-30 Sep 2021)

Roger Penrose's Approach to Quantum Gravity

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2022)

The Problem of Cosmology—On the Challenges of Cosmological Inquiry; Some Lessons from Modern Physics

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2022-31 Jan 2023)

The Classical Age of Quantum Gravity: from Dirac to Wheeler

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2021-31 Jan 2023)


Concepts from mesoscopic physics in particle physics. Unveiling a success story in modern science

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2019-30 Jan 2023)


The Role of Mathematics in the Final Theory Program

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2018-30 Nov 2022)

Emergence: Real or Apparent Opposition to the Final Theory? Thema: The Development of Emergence in Modern Physics: Revisiting the Story of More Is Different

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (10 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2022)

Effective Theories: Past, Present, and Beyond

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2023)

The Particle Physics Tradition in the Final Theory Program