Interdisciplinary meetings: mathematical physics, theoretical physics, nuclear and particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics, solid state physics, genetic engineering, history of physics and epistemology, scientific education.
Following the first INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND CULTURE held in Losinj, Croatia in September 2001, in honour of Paolo Budinich 85th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the third edition of this series of conferences.
As established, each conference has a background theme: this year's theme is:
THE ROLE OF MATHEMATICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES
INTERDISCIPLINARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS
25  29 August, 2003. Veli Losinj (Losinj  Croatia)
It will be held in Losinj, Croatia and is organized jointly by the most important cultural and scientific institutions in the area. Attendance is open, and there will not be any conference fee. Attendees are invited to contact the Conference Secretariat for registration, hotel reservation and practical information.
Main topics:
Scientific & Organizing Committee:  Invited Speakers: 
E. Boncinelli  V.I. Arnold 
G. de Ferra  P. Bandyopadhyay 
L. Delcaro  U. Bottazzini 
G. Ghirardi  L. Crivellari 
H. Moritz  D. Dieks 
S. Pallua  M. Dorato 
N. Paver  V. Fano 
M.C. Pedicchio  G. Giorello 
F. Pizzio  M. Giorgi 
A. Raimondi  R. Giuntini 
L. Stasi  S. Kutlesa 
K.R. Sreenivasan  A. I. Miller 
N. Zovko  M. Narasimhan 
V. G. Pin  
M. Pavicic  
Committee Chairmen:  W. Pisent 
G. Boniolo  M. Redei 
F. Bradamante  A. Rivadulla 
P. Budinich  Z. Sikic 
G. Furlan  N. Singh 
C. Sinigaglia  
M. Stöltzner 
NB: there will be a special tutorial introduction for the students attending to the workshop
Scientific Programme Coordinators:
G. Boniolo, P. Budinich
Proceedings Coordinator: M. Trobok
Secretary: A. Baldini
Secretariat:
Physical Consortium
Strada Costiera 11  I 34014 Trieste  Italy
tel: ++39 040 2240216
fax: ++39 040 224601
email: fisicons@ictp.trieste.it
Provisional Time Table:
Find here some of the abstracts (in pdf format)Mo 25 August
Opening
First session: Mathematics and physics: reflecting on the historical role of mathematics
Chair: Franco Bradamante
9,009,30

Opening ceremony 
Sergio Spagnol (President of the Losinj City Council) Wellcoming Address Juliano Sokolic (President of the LosinjCres Rotary Club) Wellcoming Address Nikola Zovko Wellcoming Address Franco Bradamante Introductory Remarks 
9,3010,10 +10’ discussion

Umberto Bottazzini  On The Interplay Between Mathematics And Physics: What Does History Teach Us? 
10,2011,00 +10’ discussion

Zvonimir Sikic  Mathematics Physics and Music 
11,1011,20

Break  
11,2012,00 +10’ discussion

Marcello Giorgi  A Debate Between Rationalism And Empiricism On The Role Of Mathematics In The Construction Of Physics 
12,1012,50 +10’ discussion

Navijoti Singh  Indian Tradition Of Mathematics With Respect To Theories Of Matter And Mind 
13,0019,00

Break  
19,0019,30 +10’ discussion

Ludwik Dabrowski  Non Commutative Geometry 
Tu 26 August
Second session: Mathematics and physics: searching for the right mathematics
Chair: TBD
9,009,40 +10’ discussion

Giovanni Boniolo  A Semiotic Approach To Contemporary Physics And Dirac’s Methodological Revolution 
9,5010,30 +10’ discussion

Paolo Budinich  From Spinor Geometry to Physics 
10,4010,50

Break  
10,5011,30 +10’ discussion

Walter Pisent  The Role Of Mathematics In MicroPhysics. The Case Of The Mathematical Language Of Nuclear Physics 
11,4012,20 +10’ discussion

Lucio Crivellari  Algorithmic Representation of Astrophysical Structures 
12,3018,45

Break  
18,4519,00

Short communication  To be announced 
19,0019,40 +10’ discussion

Mudumbai Narasimhan  Mathematics/Physics Interaction From The Perspective Of A Working Mathematician 
We 27 August
Third session: Mathematics and physics: philosophical analyses
Chair: TBD
9,009,40 +10’ discussion

Andrés Rivadulla  Theoretical Explanations In Mathematical Physics 
9,5010,30 +10’ discussion

Michael Stöltzner  On Theoretical Mathematics 
10,4010,50

Break  
10,5011,30 +10’ discussion

Mauro Dorato  Why is Physics Mathematical? 
11,4012,20 +10’ discussion

Giulio Giorello & Corrrado Sinigaglia  Geometric Representation And Algebric Generativity. Remarks On The Constitution Of Space 
12,3018,45

Break  
18,4519,00

Short communication  To be announced 
19,0019,40 +10’ discussion

Vladimir I. Arnold  Mathematics and Physics: is the former only series of consequences of arbitrary axioms? 
Th 28 August
Fourth session: Mathematics and physics: the case of quantum mechanics
Chair: TBD
9,009,40 +10’ discussion

Giancarlo Ghirardi  Some Mathematical Aspects Of Modern Science And Their Relevant Physical Implications: The Subtle Interplay Of Entanglement And Nonlocality 
9,5010,30 +10’ discussion

Vincenzo Fano  Quantum NonLocality And Mathematical Representation 
10,4010,50

Break  
10,5011,30 +10’ discussion

Miklos Redei  J. Von Neumann's Views On Mathematical And Axiomatic Physics 
11,4012,20 +10’ discussion

Mladen Pavicic  Constructing Quantum Reality 
Fr 29 August
Fifth session: Mathematics and physics: insights
Closing
Chair: TBD
9,009,40 +10’ discussion

Stipe Kutlesa  Mathematics And Its Application In Plato’s And Aristotle’s Physics 
9,5010,30 +10’ discussion

Helmut Moritz  Uncertainty 
10,4010,50

Break  
10,5011,30 +10’ discussion

Nikola Zovko  Quest For Values And Meaning In The Quantum Universe 
11,40

Closing 
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Practical Information about Losinj: (and more info here)
The Hotel and the site (large photo) 
The Conference Site The meeting will take place in Mali Losinj at the Hotel Aurora. Both single and double rooms have been reserved for the conference. Costs per person per day are (Euro, tax included):
For reservations, please contact the Conference Secretariat as soon as possible, and anyhow before July 31, 2003, preferably by email.
Other hotels will also be
available (see relevant pages). Typical costs for half pension in August are
around ?? Euro/person. Private houses can also be rented. All accomodations
will be at walking distance. How to reach Losinj The easiest way to travel to Losinj is by car. A ferry leaves from Brestova for Porozine every hour, at 6:30, 7:30 .... to 22:30. The same ferry goes back from Porozine to Brestova at 6:00, 7:00, .... 19:00. There is also another ferry connecting Valbiska to Merag. Detailed timetables can be found here.Find here further informations and a map 
Revision: 2.2 on September the 5th, 2003
(for changes to this page refer to G. Boniolo)