Scientific Realism and the Quantum News

New Reading Group

October 8th, 2015

Reading Group :: Peter Lewis on Quantum Ontology

Our reading group has just got started on a new book: Peter Lewis Quantum Ontology (MS). Looks very promising.

Work in progress seminar 3rd November 2015

October 29th, 2015

Nahual Sznajderhaus will be speaking on ‘Exploring a Closed Theory Stance Towards Quantum Mechanics: A Realist Attempt’ at the HPS WIP seminar in the Baines wing G36, Tuesday 12 noon-1pm.

Work in progress seminar 10th November 2015

November 5th, 2015

Fabio Cerevolo will be speaking on ‘Modality in the Metaphysics of Entanglement’ at the HPS WIP seminar on 10th November 2015 in the Baines wing G36, Tuesday 12 noon-1pm.

‘Replacing Recipe Realism’ paper presentation 13th November 2015

November 12th, 2015

Juha Saatsi will be presenting his paper ‘Replacing Recipe Realism’ at NTU (Singapore) on Friday, 13 November 2015.

Publication: Replacing Recipe Realism

November 30th, 2015

Juha Saatsi’s paper ‘Replacing Recipe Realism’ is out in Synthese – see

PhD funding at Leeds PRHS

December 3rd, 2015

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at University of Leeds has available up to 18 fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK/EU students for 2016-17 entry.

Workshop announcement : Underdetermination and Quantum Physics

March 4th, 2016

Two day international workshop ‘Underdetermination and Quantum Physics’ at Leeds University, 20-21 May 2016. For more details see ‘events’.

BSPS Cardiff 7-8th July 2016

June 23rd, 2016

Fabio Ceravolo will be speaking on ‘Physically Unrestricted Composition’, and Douglas Earl will give a talk ‘On the Concept of Superposition in Quantum Field Theories’ at the BSPS annual conference in Cardiff.

Douglas Earl and Nahuel Sznajderhaus speaking at Foundations of Physics, LSE London, 16th-18th July 2016

July 10th, 2016

Douglas Earl will give a talk, ‘On the Concept of Superposition in Quantum Field Theories’, and Nahuel Sznajderhaus will speak on ‘Interstructuralist Account of the Quantum-Classical Limit as a Challenge for Scientific Realism’ at the Foundations of Physics 2016 conference at the LSE (London) on 16th-18th July. For more details see 

British Science Festival 2016, Swansea

September 1st, 2016

Steven French and Juha Saatsi will be giving a presentation, “Navigating the Many Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics” at the British Science Festival in Swansea next week.

Workshop: Scientific Realism and Quantum Field Theory on 24th September, University of Leeds

The next workshop in the ‘Realism and the Quantum’ project will be ‘Scientific Realism and Quantum Field Theory’ on Saturday 24th September 2016, 11am-6pm at Botany House, University of Leeds. See the Events page for more details.

Juha Saatsi speaking at San Sebastián

October 7th, 2016

Juha is giving a talk, ‘Scientific Realism and Quantum: From Science to Metaphysics – and back’ at the international ontology congress in San Sebastián this week.

Realism and the Quantum Workshop at Leeds, January 17th 2017

January 20th, 2017

The latest workshop for the project, ‘Models, Explanations, and Realism about Quantum Physics’ took place at the University of Leeds, January 17th 2017. For speakers and abstracts see events page.

Juha Saatsi at NYU Abu Dhabi

March 30th, 2017

Juha talks about ‘Scientific Realism meets Metaphysics of QM’ to NYU Abu Dhabi’s Philosophy group on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Simon Newey at BSPS2017

July 17th, 2017

Simon Newey presented a paper at BSPS2017 on a New Epistemic Grounding Problem for Wallace’s Everettian QM