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Hermann Minkowski
1864 - 1909




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Starting from this fall (2017) the work at the Minkowski Institute will intensify. So far we have been putting a lot of efforts and time to obtain government funds, including through offering courses, which would allow us to have permanent members. As this has taken much more time than anticipated, we will first demonstrate, with affiliated members, that the (extracted from the greatest discoveries in physics) research strategy of the Minkowski Institute coupled with devoted brains can indeed achieve notable results.

We at the Minkowski Institute understand that what we are doing has never been done before systematically. Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, Minkowski, Dirac and many other great physicists employed specific methods and adequate epistemological positions that led them to their discoveries. Not only have we identified and extracted their successful methods and epistemological positions, but we are combining them in a monolithic research strategy and are testing and further developing this strategy by employing it to issues that might have been causing the present impasse in fundamental physics with the hope it will be overcome.

Some of the issues that have been discussed at the Minkowski Institute (but the research on them have not yet been completed) are listed on the associated with the Institute blog Doing Physics Right. The blog is mostly used by members of the Institute where they post their initial position on a given issue with which they enter the discussions at the Institute.

Colleagues (including graduate students and postdocs) who share the mission of the Minkowski Institute and would like to get involved in its research, can contact Vesselin Petkov at

Francesco Barbero
Andrej Dundovic
II. Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Hamburg
Patrick Dürr
Oriel College & Philosophy of Physics, Oxford
Taraneh Javanbakht
Université de Montréal
Natacha Leite
Centre for Space Research, North-West University
Stephen N. Lyle
Scientific Editor
Petar Pavlovic
II. Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Hamburg
Anguel S. Stefanov
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Ovidiu Cristinel Stoica
Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Louis Vervoort
Institut National de Recherche Scientifique