Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is hosting a conference on Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime on June 12-14, 2017, in London, Ontario.  All are welcome to attend, but we ask those interested in joining us to register for planning purposes. The conference is held in conjunction with the LMP conference, on June 15-16th.  Below the fold is a more detailed description of the conference theme.

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Caltech: Postdoc in philosophy of science

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in philosophy of science, broadly construed. The successful candidate will be expected to begin the appointment prior to the start of Caltech’s fall term on September 25, 2017, and to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate courses during each of the two years. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.
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CFP: Super-PAC, Pittsburgh

The Center for Philosophy of Science at Pittsburgh is hosting an early career workshop in philosophy of astrophysics and cosmology, Oct. 28-29, 2017.

Philosophy of astrophysics and philosophy of cosmology are still emerging fields within philosophy of physics and general philosophy of science. The overall aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and researchers in the physical sciences to collectively explore epistemological and methodological issues in philosophy of astrophysics and cosmology with particular attention to the contributions of observational and experimental evidence in these fields. Some of the topics with which we aim to engage include: the validity of simulation assumptions, use of models and theories in data processing, considerations invoked when integrating different theoretical and/or methodological resources in one application, potential strategies for constraining theory, and principled constraints on what we can know.

Keynote speakers:  Wendy Freedman (Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago), and Michela Massimi (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh)

Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted by June 30, see the CFP for further details.

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CFA: Workshop on Quantum Structures 2017, Nijmegen, 4-7 July 2017

WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM STRUCTURES (IQSA-2017), CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

An intermediate workshop on Quantum Structures 2017 will be hosted by the International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA) from Tuesday July 4th to Friday the 7th at the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The workshop is a satellite event of the 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL), see:

http://qpl.science.ru.nl/
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CFA: 6th HPS Tuebingen Summer School – Understanding Relativity Theory, with Harvey Brown

The Forum Scientiarum (University of Tuebingen, http://www.forum-scientiarum.uni-tuebingen.de/) kindly invites 20 graduate students and young researchers in the field of philosophy, physics and mathematics, to apply for the 5th Summer School on the History and Philosophy of Science:

Tuebingen, July 31st–August 4th, 2017

Understanding Relativity Theory: Special and General
Five lectures by Harvey Brown (University of Oxford)

and a keynote lecture by Dennis Lehmkuhl (Caltech)
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LMU Munich: 2 postdocs, 2 doctoral fellowships

The MCMP has opened four positions for which philosophers of physics will also be considered:

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates who work in one or more of the following fields: general philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and decision theory. Some teaching (in English) is possible, but not required.
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Grenoble: PhD position in philosophy of physics

The Cross Disciplinary Program QuEng: An Ecosystem for Quantum Technologies at the Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a PhD position in philosophy of quantum physics.

Starting date: September 2017

We are looking for candidates with excellent academic achievements, willing to immerse themselves in interdisciplinary research (philosophy and physics).

Further information on the project and on the application process (deadline April 10) available at:

http://www.grenoble-lanef.fr/spip.php?article164

Contact: stephanie.ruphy@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

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