National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Spring Term 2013
Philosophical Aspects of Applications of the Tomita-Takesaki Modular Theory in Local Quantum Physics
Aristidis Arageorgis is Assistant Professor of philosophy of the physical and mathematical sciences in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law of the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the author of articles in philosophy of physics and philosophy of science: foundational and interpretive issues of relativistic quantum field theories, induction, causation, realism, etc. He is a member of the editorial board of the Greek philosophical journal Deucalion. His latest publications include “Holism and nonseparability by analogy” [Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, (2013)44, 206-214] and “On particle phenomenology without particle ontology: How much local is almost local?” [Foundations of Physics, (2013)43, 969-977, with Chrysovalantis Stergiou]. During his stay at the Center he worked on applications of the Tomita-Takesaki modular theory in the philosophy of physics.
With great sadness, we report the passing of Aristides Arageorgis. Aris completed his PhD in the Department of HPS in 1996 and was a Visiting Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Science in 2013. He was much admired for the absolute precision of his scholarship and for the depth of his understanding. He was much loved for his gentle ways and his great kindness to everyone. We will miss him.