Historical and epistemological aspects of group theory in physics: An interlude

S. Twareque Ali, Gerald A. Goldin, Richard Kerner

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The historical and epistemological aspects of group theory in physics were discussed. The contribution of Hermann Weyl, Elie Cartan and Claude Chevalley of XXXth century were analyzed at the meeting. The removal of psychological , cultural and epistemological obstacles using mathematical and scientific analysis was also discussed in the meeting. The special session on the historical and epistemological aspects was of key importance and had a special place as an interlude between the invited plenary talks and the remainder of volume containing contributed talks and posters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-172
Number of pages2
JournalInstitute of Physics Conference Series
StatePublished - 2003
EventGroup 24 Physical and Mathematical Aspects of Symmetries - Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 15 2002Jul 20 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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