New journal: International Journal of Quantum Foundations

A new open-access journal called ‘International Journal of Quantum Foundations’ has just been launched. The Editorial Board consists of many international luminaries and includes Lajos Diosi, Bernard d’Espagnat, Arthur Fine, Gordon N. Fleming, Olival Freire Jr., Sheldon Goldstein, Robert Griffiths, Hans Halvorson, Richard Healey, Basil Hiley, Don Howard, Roger Penrose, Carlo Rovelli, Maximilian Schlosshauer and H. Dieter Zeh. The aim of the journal is to provide a convenient online platform for researchers to debate and resolve the long-standing, controversial issues in the foundations of quantum theory. You may visit the journal website at http://www.ijqf.org/.

Good luck on the launch!

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Conceptual and technical challenges of quantum gravity: Rome, 8-12 September 2014

Sapienza University of Rome

This conference will provide an opportunity for an encounter between different approaches and different perspectives on the quantum-gravity problem. Its main goal is to contribute to a higher level of shared knowledge among the quantum-gravity communities pursuing each specific research program.

We plan to have plenary talks on many different approaches, including in particular string theory, loop quantum gravity, spacetime noncommutativity, causal dynamical triangulations, asymptotic safety and causal sets. We shall also welcome contributions from the perspective of philosophy of science.
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CfP: Time in Quantum Gravity, San Diego, 13-14 March 2015

Seminar on the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity

13-14 March 2015 – University of California, San Diego

Invited Speakers:

Alyssa Ney (Rochester)
Daniele Oriti (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Golm)
David Rideout (UCSD)
Christian Wüthrich (UCSD)

+ further speakers TBA
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CfP: Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics conference, Oxford, 2-3 October 2014.

The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics conference will take place at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in conjunction with the new Metaphysics of Entanglement Project. In addition to the talks already scheduled, submissions are invited from postgraduate students who would like to give a poster presentation. Submissions should address metaphysical issues around quantum mechanics, broadly construed, and students of physics and of philosophy are equally welcome. Posters should be self-contained, but there will be an opportunity to present a brief introduction to the work in a scheduled session.
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Chicago: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

*Position Title:* Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science, Tenure-track

*Req #* 02296

Entry-level Assistant Professor. Minimum teaching load: four courses/year; graduate and undergraduate; usual dissertation, committee responsibilities. The appointment is expected to begin Fall 2015. AOS: Philosophy of Science. AOC: Open.
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Workshop on Entanglement: Paris, 28-29 November 2014

University Paris-Diderot

This workshop is organized under the auspices of laboratory SPHERE, History and Philosophy of Science, University Paris-Diderot, CNRS.
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Sesto Summer School on Bell: slides and videos of talks

The organizers of the Sesto summer school on Bell at 50 have decided to make a lot of the materials freely available on the internet, including videos of the talks (by Maudlin, Zanghì, Vaidman, Ghirardi, Penrose, Laudisa, Dürr, Tumulka, and Goldstein). For more information and the links, go to

http://www.sexten-cfa.eu/it/conferenze/2014/details/46-summer-school-on-the-foundations-of-quantum-mechanics

Thanks to Nino Zanghì for the pointer!

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