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 and Administrators


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

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

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 May 2020-30 Sep 2020)

Sums Over

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2022)

The Classical Age of Quantum Gravity: from Dirac to Wheeler

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Aug 2021)


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

Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jun 2020-31 Dec 2020)

PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

The Birth of Quantum Mechanics from the Spirit of Radiation Theory

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2019-30 Sep 2021)

The Role of Mathematics in the Final Theory Program

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2018-30 Nov 2021)

Emergence: Real or Apparent Opposition to the Final Theory?

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (18 Nov 2019-2 Aug 2021)

Communication with (Extra)Terrestrial Intelligence: Science Diplomacy during the Cold War (1960 - 1976)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (10 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Effective Theories: Past, Present, and Beyond

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2023)

The Particle Physics Tradition in the Final Theory Program

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-30 Nov 2020)

PhD, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University

Mathematics, Natural Law, and the Construction of Spacetime