Conference poster


This is the first announcement. More information will be added soon.


This is the first conference of the Laws of Nature initiative. It will be taking place during August 8-12, 2022 at the Mathematical Institute of the LMU Munich in Munich. Following the goals of this initiative, it is aimed at bringing together senior and junior scientists and promote scientific exchange on fundamental questions in physics, philosophy, and mathematics.

This conference will in particular be held

remembering Detlef Dürr
and his profound legacy by means of bringing together many of the people, senior and junior, who in different ways played a major role in Detlef's life. In the spirit of Detlef's comprehensive approach to understanding the laws of nature, it will be an international and interdisciplinary conference covering physical, mathematical, and philosophical aspects in the foundations of physics.

The conference is organized by


There is no registration fee but for the reasons of fire and potentially also Covid regulation we would require all participants to register with an email at:

Please let us know your surname, first name, institution, and the duration of your stay at the conference.

For junior scientists who are willing to give a 5-10min presentation we will be offering limited funds for traveling. If you would like to apply for these funds, please indicate so and let us know until May 15 title and abstract of a potential presentation.

Speakers and panelists
(Updated: February 21, 2022)

Currently confirmed speakers and panelists:

David Albert, Sergio Albeverio, Julian Barbour, Niklas Boers, Lea Boßmann, Jean Bricmont, Catalina Curceanu, Siddhant Das, Sandro Donadi, Fay Dowker, Michael Esfeld, Rodolfo Figari, Jürg Fröhlich, Shelly Goldstein, Michael Kiessling, Joel Lebowitz, Barry Loewer, Tim Maudlin, Franz Merkl, Sören Petrat, Alessandro Pizzo, Herbert Spohn, Stefan Teufel, Antoine Tilloy, Lev Vaidman, Howard Wiseman, Nino Zanghì.

Travel and accommodation

The conference will take place at the

Mathematical Institute
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Theresienstraße 39
80333 München

Arriving from the central train station: Take a "S-Bahn" in the direction of "Ostbahnhof". Exit at the next station "Karlsplatz/Stachus" and proceed to ground level following the signs to "Tram 27" in the direction of "Scheidplatz". Exit at the three stop which is called "Pinakotheken" which is located at the crossing of "Barerstraße" and "Theresienstraße". Find the institute directly in front of you when you exit the tram on the right.

Arriving from the airport: Take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 which are both leaving towards downtown. Exit at "Karlsplatz/Stachus" and then follow the above description.

We will have rooms reserved for speakers and panelists at: which are in walking distance to the institute.

Beside the above two hotels, there are many hotels in the vicinity of the conference and we kindly ask the participants to find a hotel and book early.


Please contact us at email should you have any questions.

We are looking forward to having you in Munich!