Logic, Relativity and Beyond
2nd international conference
August 9-13 2015, Budapest, Hungary
Deadline for abstract/paper submission: 20 March, 2015
Notifying the authors: 20 May, 2015
Early registration: 31 May, 2015
Conference: 9-13 August, 2015
News from the chair of the Department of Philosophy at Stanford, Prof. Lanier Anderson:
With great sadness, I write to share the news that our great friend and colleague Patrick Suppes died Monday at home, peacefully and surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, five children, three step children, and five grandchildren.
Fourth Conference on History of Quantum Physics
The last decade saw a surge in new scholarship on the history of quantum physics, built upon new sources, interpretations, and historiographical approaches. Three successful meetings in Berlin (2007), Utrecht (2008) and Berlin (2010) triggered a momentum of innovative projects and novel publications on the topic, which this conference wants to follow and expand upon. The Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) jointly organize the fourth edition of this series of conferences, to be held in Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain).
Announcing the Third Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton conference on the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physics (IPP 2015). March 19-20, 2015 at Princeton University.
Call for Papers: We welcome submitted papers from current graduate students and recent PhDs. Papers of no longer than 5000 words may be submitted before December 10 at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ipp2015 Decisions will be announced by the end of January, at the latest.
We invite submissions from both philosophers and scientists exploring the connections between the philosophy and foundations of quantum computation and quantum information theory (QCIT), and more traditional philosophical and foundational questions in physics, computer science, information theory, and mathematics. Envisioned topics for contributed papers include: QCIT’s relevance for our understanding of the structure and axiomatics of quantum theory, QCIT’s relevance for our understanding of physical conceptions of computation and/or information, alternative formalisms and mathematical frameworks for characterising QCIT, methodological differences and commonalities between QCIT and more traditional approaches to the exact sciences, and the metaphysical significance (or lack thereof) of the concepts and operational definitions of QCIT. This list is not exhaustive.
A spring school of sorts in the Austrian Alps! Here is the announcement:
Traditional conferences and subject-specific workshops offer little room for in-depth discussions about the foundations of physics in an open, creative, and speculative way. This workshop offers a platform for young scientists to engage in such discussions.
The major part of the workshop will consist of discussion sessions in small groups, aiming at new approaches and ways of thinking about specific topics in fundamental physics. The discussion sessions will be led by the talks of some of the participants (there will be not more than three talks per day). The topics of discussions will be selected based on the expertise and interests of all participants and, similarly to the topics of talks, will be centered around some of the following questions:
The Society for the Metaphysics of Science will be holding its first annual conference on September 17-18, 2015 at Rutgers University – Newark. As well as various presentations, the conference will also feature the first organizational meeting of the Society which will elect officers, begin to make various policies, plan future conferences, etc. Both those interested in presenting papers and/or participating in the Society are invited to the conference. (For more information on the society, see the Society for the Metaphysics of Science web page.)