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 & Administration


Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The Classical Age of Quantum Gravity: from Dirac to Wheeler

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2020)


The Introduction of Emergentist Concepts into the Final Theory Program

Postdoctoral Fellow (19 Aug 2019-31 Mar 2020)

PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

The Birth of Quantum Mechanics from the Spirit of Radiation Theory Keywords: Correspondence Principle, Old Quantum Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Theory Development

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2021)

The Role of Mathematics in the Final Theory Program

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2018-28 Feb 2021)

Emergence: Real or Apparent Opposition to the Final Theory?

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (5 Mar 2020-4 Jun 2020)

Retrieving the Ether in Contemporary Physics. An Historico-epistemological Approach

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2020)

The Particle Physics Tradition in the Final Theory Program

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-31 Dec 2019)

Wissenschaftler zum Schreiben bringen. Verlagsberater zwischen Konferenz und Cocktailparty, 1927–1963