POSTPONED - Conference: Phenomenological Approaches to Physics

Studenthuset at Campus Valla seen from Valla  outdoor recreation area.
Studenthuset at Campus Valla seen from Valla outdoor recreation area.

We are sorry to inform you that the third Annual Phenomenological Approaches to Physics Conference "QBism and Phenomenology", has been postponed.


The conference, that was scheduled for June 15-17, 2020 at Linkoping University, has been postponed due to the current situation. We hope to be able to arrange the conference some time next year instead. Keep an eye on this webpage for updated information. 

Invited Speakers 

Christopher Fuchs, UMass Boston, USA
Rüdiger Schack, University of London, UK
Thomas Ryckman, Stanford University, USA
Michel Bitbol, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Robert Crease, Stony Brook University, USA
Piet Hut, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

Conference Program

Please follow this link to find the detailed program for the conference.


Philipp Berghofer, Department of Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria
Jan-Åke Larsson, Department for Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden
Harald Wiltsche, Department for Culture and Communication, Linköping University, Sweden

Structure of the Conference

Two days are explicitly focused on the relation between phenomenology and QBism; the third day of the conference is thematically open to all aspects of the relation between phenomenology and philosophy of physics.

Call for Papers

Submissions should not exceed 500 words, must be written in English (conference language), and should be prepared for blind review. Please send your submissions and general inquiries to Philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The submission deadline is February 15, 2020.

Conference Description

QBism is a novel and promising interpretation of quantum mechanics that started to attract increased attention lately. By emphasizing the role of the subject’s experiences and expectations, and by arguing that physical reality goes beyond what any third-person perspective could capture, QBism also exhibits several interesting parallels with topics dominant in the phenomenological tradition. The third installment of the annual phenomenological approaches to physics conference series thus compares and contrasts QBism and phenomenology, addressing how both approaches overlap and might enrich each other. Accordingly, the first two conference days are exclusively devoted to QBism and the question about its possible relationship to phenomenology. The third day is open to all kinds of investigations of how phenomenological motifs could and should enrich systematic debates in philosophy of physics.

The conference is organized with support from the Society for Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Science (SPSS) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at LiU, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

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