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  • Bethe Colloquium, April 22nd, 2021, by Richard Dawid (Stockholm University) - Online Meeting
  • Bethe Forum "Modular Flavor Symmetries": Preliminary Lectures May 3-4, 2021
    Online meeting
  • Lecture Series "Machine Learning for High Energy Physics" by David Shih (NHETC, Rutgers University), May 25-28, 2021
    Online meeting
  • Bethe Colloquium, May 27th, 2021, by Claude Duhr (CERN)
  • Bethe Forum "Machine Learning: Where to Apply in Theoretical Physics" - Preliminary Lecture by Jim Halverson (Northeastern University, Boston), June 8, 2021
    Online meeting
  • Bethe Colloquium, June 24th, 2021, by Frank Krauss (Durham University)
  • Bethe Colloquium, July 8th, 2021, by Timo Weigand (Hamburg)
  • Postponed! The Bethe Forum "Inflation", planned for March 22-26, 2021, has to be postponed. We will give further information as soon as possible.
    Organizers: M. Peloso (Padua), M. Drees (Bonn), H. P. Nilles (Bonn) and I. Zavala (Swansea)
  • Postponed! The Bethe Forum "Modular Flavor Symmetries", planned for May 3-7, 2021, has to be postponed. We will give further information as soon as possible.
    Organizers: M. Ratz (Irvine), F. Feruglio (Padua), T. Kobayashi (Sapporo) and H. P. Nilles (Bonn).
  • Postponed! Bethe Forum "Machine Learning: Where to Apply in Theoretical Physics", tentatively planned for June 7-11, 2021, has to be postponed. We will give further information as soon as possible.
    Organizers: F. Ruehle (CERN), J. Halverson (Boston), H. P. Nilles (Bonn) and P. Vaudrevange (Munich).
  • Postponed! - Bethe Forum "Axions", planned for October 12-16, 2020, will take place in 2021. The exact date will be given as soon as possible.
    Organizers: S. Pokorski (Warsaw), H. P. Nilles (Bonn), T. Gherghetta (Minneapolis) and E. Dudas (Palaiseau)

Further information will be given as soon as possible.

Bethe Colloquium by Richard Dawid

April 2021
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The first Bethe Colloquium of the summer term 2021 is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at 4:15 pm.

  • Richard Dawid (Stockholm University)
  • The Current Status of Non-Empirical Confirmation
  • Zoom meeting

Abstract: Non-empirical and meta-empirical confirmation were initially proposed as concepts for understanding the degree of trust many theoretical physicists have developed in empirically unconfirmed theories such as string theory. In recent years, the analysis has broadened. The basic arguments of meta-empirical theory assessment are now taken to play an implicit but central background role in all confirmation, be it empirical or non-empirical. To the extent confirmation is about generating trust in a scientific theory, meta-empirical theory assessment must be involved. This perspective contributes to a clearer understanding of the continuities between empirical and non-empirical confirmation. It also allows for a more nuanced appraisal of research contexts where both forms of confirmation happen side by side. In the talk, I will present the rationale behind the described view and illustrate it with examples from high energy physics and cosmology.

Bethe Forum "Modular Flavor Symmetries": Preliminary Lectures

03.05.2021 – 04.05.2021
Poster Modular Flavor - Lectures
Two preliminary lectures to the postponed Bethe Forum "Modular Flavor Symmetries" will take place as a Zoom meeting on May 3 - 4, 2021. The speakers are Gui-Jun Ding (Hefei, CUST) and Saúl Ramos-Sánchez (Mexico).

More information and the registration form are available on the event webpage.

Bethe Forum "Machine Learning: Where to Apply in Theoretical Physics" - Preliminary Lecture

08.06.2021
Poster Machine Learning - Lecture
Jim Halverson (Northeastern University, Boston) will give a preliminary lecture to the postponed Bethe Forum "Machine Learning: Where to Apply in Theoretical Physics" as a Zoom meeting on June 8, 2021.

The title is: Recent Results at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Theoretical Physics.

More information and the registration form are available on the event webpage.

Bethe Forum "Inflation"

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Poster Inflation
The Bethe Forum "Inflation" will be rescheduled, subject to the further development of the Covid-19 situation. Further information will be published as soon as possible on the event webpage. Registration is closed until further notice.

Bethe Forum "Modular Flavor Symmetries"

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Poster Modular Flavor Symmetries
The Bethe Forum "Modular Flavor Symmetries" will be rescheduled, subject to the further development of the Covid-19 situation. Further information will be published as soon as possible on the the event webpage. Registration is closed until further notice.



Bethe Forum "Machine Learning: Where to Apply in Theoretical Physics"

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Poster Forum Machine Learning
The Bethe Forum "Machine Learning: Where to Apply in Theoretical Physics" has been tentatively rescheduled to June 7-11, 2021, subject to the further development of the Covid-19 situation. Further information will be published as soon as possible on the event webpage. Registration is closed until further notice.

Bethe Forum "Axions"

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Poster Axions
The Bethe Forum "Axions" will be rescheduled in 2021, subject to the further development of the Covid-19 situation. Further information and a prospective date will be published as soon as possible.

Further events will be announced as soon as possible.