Philosophy of the Sciences Group






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GFC is a research group at the Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences (University of Buenos Aires) devoted to the interdisciplinary research in philosophy and foundations of sciences, particularly, of physics, chemistry and biology.




GFC focuses on the philosophy of special sciences, approaching issues at the foundations of the different disciplines. Currently, the group gathers 28 members with varied backgrounds, and many of them are trained both in science and philosophy. The group has been headed for several years by Dr. Olimpia Lombardi. There are three main areas of research: philosophy of physics, philosophy of chemistry, and philosophy of biology.


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Philosophy of Physics

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Chemistry


VII Conference on Quantum Foundations

We are pleased to annnounce the VII Conference on Quantum Foundations: 90 years of uncertainty (VIIJFC), which will be held on November 29, 30 and December 1, at Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, Córdoba, Argentina.

The event will gather in a convivial atmosphere researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral and graduate students, interested in
promoting debate around fundamental questions of quantum theory and applications.

As every year, we hope to have your participation. Please, register and submit your contribution by completing the google form before August 31:

Information about the event will be updated on the website:

In this opportunity, the invited speakers are:
- Ariel Caticha (Department of Physics, University at Albany–SUNY, USA)
- Fabricio Toscano (Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Organizing Committee VII JFC

Pedro Walter Lamberti (FaMAF&CONICET)
Ana Majtey (FaMAF&CONICET)
Tristán Osán (FaMAF&CONICET)
Diego Bussandri (FaMAF&CONICET)
Gustavo Martin Bosyk (IFLP&CONICET)
Sebastián Fortin (UBA&CONICET)
Federico Holik (IFLP&CONICET)
Tristán Osán (FaMAF&CONICET)



Foundations of Chemistry special issue

After a delay due to involuntary causes, we are pleased to announce that we are going to publish a volume of “Selected Contributions” on occasion of the ISPC 2015 Conference (Rio de Janeiro).

This volume will be published by Springer in "Foundations of Chemistry", and the call for contributions is open not only to those who actually attended the Conference, but also to those researchers that initially were going to attend and later on were unable to. We want to stress that this is not intended to be a volume of proceedings but a sort of special issue on philosophy and history of chemistry inspired by talks and discussions at ISPC 2015.

If you wish your paper to be included in this special issue, the deadline for submission is on September 30th, 2017. Your submission should be e-mailed to

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question. Also, we would be very grateful if you forward this letter to anyone who may be interested.

Please also note that all submissions must conform to the attached «Instructions for Authors». However, you may ignore the instructions for submitting your paper online since you will be sending your submissions directly to us.

Sebastian Fortin, Camilo Martinez Gonzalez, Alfio Zambon and Waldmir Araujo Neto




New book: What is Quantum Information?

What is Quantum Information?

Olimpia Lombardi, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
Sebastian Fortin, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
Federico Holik, National University of La Plata, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
Cristian López, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research

Contributors: Armond Duwell, Jeffrey Bub, Dennis Dieks, Juan Roederer, Adán Cabello, Amit Hagar, David Wallace, Federico Holik, Gustavo Martin Bosyk, Guido Bellomo, Ángel Ricardo Plastino, Sebastian Fortin, Olimpia Lombardi,Cristian López.

isbn: 9781107142114

Description: Combining physics and philosophy, this is a uniquely interdisciplinary examination of quantum information science which provides an up-to-date examination of developments in this field. The authors provide coherent definitions and theories of information, taking clearly defined approaches to considering information in connection with quantum mechanics, probability, and correlations. Concepts addressed include entanglement of quantum states, the relation of quantum correlations to quantum information, and the meaning of the informational approach for the foundations of quantum mechanics. Furthermore, the mathematical concept of information in the communicational context, and the notion of pragmatic information are considered. Suitable as both a discussion of the conceptual and philosophical problems of this field and a comprehensive stand-alone introduction, this book will benefit both experienced and new researchers in quantum information and the philosophy of physics.
- A unique multi-perspective discussion of the conceptual and philosophical problems of quantum information science, ensuring cross-discipline relevance
- Brings together several of the foremost academics working in quantum information science from across a range of disciplines
- Provides both a discussion of the conceptual subtleties of quantum information science and a comprehensive standalone introduction to the field



Grupo de Filosofía de la Ciencia, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires - Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón II / Buenos Aires, Argentina