Summer School: Geometry and Physics, Cesena, 15-19 September 2014

Geometry and Physics

XVII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

15-19 September 2014
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Call for Participation (Extended Deadline)

We invite participation for the XVII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics to be held in Cesena 15th-19th September 2014.

The topic of the school is “Geometry and Physics” and will feature morning lectures (in English) given by Prof D. Dieks (Utrecht University) and Prof F. Muller, (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University) and afternoon seminars (in Italian) given by C. Pedretti (University of California), F. Laudisa (University of Milano-Bicocca), N. Zanghì (University of Genoa), V. Fano (University of Urbino).
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Workshop on Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information: Cagliari, 23-25 July 2014

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information: Physical, Philosophical and Logical approaches

23-25 July 2014 – Cagliari University, Italy.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (University of Florence)
Roberto Giuntini (University of Cagliari)
Diederik Aerts (Leo Apostel Centre; Brussels Free University)
Dennis Dieks (Utrecht University)
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Three postdoc positions at Oxford, Computer Science, Quantum Group

The Quantum Group at the Department of Computer Science has three fixed-term postdoctoral research assistant positions of which two are expected to last for at least 2 years and one for 1 year, starting October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The positions are funded by the EPSRC Grants `A Unified Model of Compositional and Distributional Semantics: Theory and Applications’ and `Quantum Mathematics and Computation’, the AFORS grant `Algorithmic and Logical Aspects when Composing Meanings’, and the JTF grant `Categorical Unification: where Foundational Physics, Natural Language and Rational Processes Meet’.
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South American Workshop on the Foundations of Quantum Theory and Cosmology: São Paulo, 3-7 November 2014

Organizers:

Mario Castagnino (University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Susana Landau (University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
George E. A. Matsas (Sao Paulo State University, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Nelson Pinto Neto (Centro Brasilero de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Daniel Sudarsky (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico D.F. Mexico)
Hector Vucetich (University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina)

Confirmed Speakers:

Adrian Kent (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
David Albert (Department of Philosophy, Columbia University)
George Ellis (Department of Mathematics, University of Cape Town)
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Manchak from Washington to UC Irvine

John Manchak, who works in philosophy of physics and the foundations of general relativity and is currently an associate professor at the University of Washington, has accepted a tenured offer as an associate professor at the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine. Manchak will start at UC Irvine in January 2015. This senior hire will make a department which is already very strong in philosophy of physics even stronger–and more attractive for prospective graduate students. It also continues the trend of strengthening the philosophy of physics in Southern California!

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XVII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics: Cesena, 15-19 September 2014

Geometry and Physics
XVII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

15-19 September 2014
https://sites.google.com/site/centroricerchecirfis/home

Call for Participation

We invite participation for the XVII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics to be held in Cesena (Italy) 15th-19th September 2014. The topic of the school is “Geometry and Physics” and will feature morning lectures (in English) given by Prof D. Dieks (Utrech University) and Prof F. Muller, (Rotterdam University) and afternoon seminars (in Italian) given by C. Pedretti (University of California), F. Laudisa (University of Milano-Bicocca), N. Zanghì (University of Genoa), V. Fano (University of Urbino) – see the attached tentative program for details- Attendance to the school is free of charge. It will host a limited number of students, graduate students and early researchers depending on a successful application.
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2014 Cushing Prize: Giovanni Valente

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, along with the Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame and the Advisory Committee of the James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics are pleased to announce the award of the Cushing Prize for 2014 to Dr. Giovanni Valente, assistant professor of philosophy and fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, for his paper, “Local Disentanglement in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory,” published in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics (2013). The Cushing Prize carries a $1000 award plus an invitation to deliver a lecture as part of the History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium at the University of Notre Dame. https://www3.nd.edu/~cushpriz/

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