20th Annual LMP Conference

JUNE 24 – 25, 2021

Join us for the twentieth annual Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics (LMP) graduate student conference in philosophy hosted by Western University in London, Ontario, Canada over Zoom. The LMP Graduate Student Conference will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics, and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker this year is James Owen Weatherall from the University of California, Irvine.

Links for registration and the event program can be found at our website: logicmathphysics.uwo.ca.

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Online conference: Philosophers and Einstein’s Relativity

We are delighted to announce a conference on the early philosophical reception of relativity theory, to be held online, and organized by Chiara Russo Krauss (University of Naples Federico II) and Luigi Laino (University of Naples Federico II). You may find further information here: https://federicoii.wixsite.com/einstein2021.

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Online Philosophy of Lambda Workshop

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Online via Zoom


This online workshop focuses on various philosophical aspects of Lambda, i.e. dark energy/ the cosmological constant/ vacuum energy.

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New Philosophy of Physics Society: Town Hall

We are delighted to announce that we are in the advanced stages of the foundation of a Philosophy of Physics Society which is going to be created to support the international community of researchers and students in the field of philosophy of physics and administer a journal entitled Philosophy of Physics which would be published on an open access basis (without publication charges).

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Pittsburgh: 2-year postdoc in philosophy of physics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position in the philosophy of physics at the University of Pittsburgh, affiliated to the department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy. The position will be supervised by David Wallace, and applicants should intend to pursue a course of research in an area of philosophy of physics related to Professor Wallace’s research activities (which include inter alia the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the role of symmetry in physics, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, and quantum gravity). The postdoctoral associate may be asked to carry out some minor administrative work to assist Professor Wallace’s research, amounting to at most 10% of their time averaged over the period of appointment; the remainder of their time is available for their own research project. Continue reading

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CFA: ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’ Summer Institute, 27 June – 2 July 2021

Call for Applications:

International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY and the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Cosmology Beyond Spacetime project

Hotel Le Crêt, Morzine, France
27 June – 2 July 2021

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/2021summerinstitute/.

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CFP: 24th International Summer School in Urbino

*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*
BLACK HOLES AND THE INFORMATION LOSS PARADOX

XXIV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
07-10 June 2021, University of Urbino

Submission deadline: March 24, 2021.

For further information please write to: cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail.com

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Philosophy of Dark Matter Workshop, 29-30 March 2021

Online – via Zoom

Registration deadline: 22 March

Further info & registration: https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/events/events/phil-dm.html

SPEAKERS:

  • Simon Allzén (Stockholm): “Dark matter, evidence, and theory confirmation”
  • Antonis Antoniou (Bristol): “Reliability, informativeness and sensitivity in dark matter observation”
  • Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm): “Exploratory observations with stellar streams”
  • Niels Martens (Bonn/Aachen): “Dark matter realism”
  • Helen Meskhidze (Irvine): “(What) Do we learn from code comparisons? A case study of implementations of self-interacting dark matter”
  • Robert Rynasiewicz (Johns Hopkins): “Dark matter and referential handles”
  • William L. Vanderburgh (San Bernardino): “Multi-messenger metaphysics: Evidence and inference in astrophysics and cosmology”

PANEL:

  • Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm)
  • Melissa Jacquart (Cincinnati)
  • Christopher Smeenk (London, ON)
  • Adán Sus (Valladolid)

For further questions, please contact the organizer, Niels Martens, at nmartens@uni-bonn.de

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Beyond Spacetime Online Seminar Series, 3 February to 10 March 2021

This is to announce an online seminar series organized by the Beyond Spacetime project in conjunction with the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, featuring talks by Francesca Vidotto, Lee Smolin, Chris Smeenk, Fay Dowker, Nick Huggett, and Christian Wüthrich on the intersection of quantum gravity and cosmology. More specifically, the program will be as follows:

  • Feb 3: Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Feb 10: Christian Wüthrich, University of Geneva
  • Feb 17: Francesca Vidotto, Western University
  • Feb 24: Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • March 3: Christopher Smeenk, Western University
  • March 10: Fay Dowker, Imperial College London

For more information, including the zoom coordinates, please see https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/cosmology-beyond-spacetime/ (and ignore the unrelated image on top!).

Please join us!

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Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Physics at Bonn

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow graduate students (typically PhD students but Master students can also apply) and early-career postdoctoral scholars to spend either half of or a full academic year at the University of Bonn to work on any topic in the history and philosophy of physics. They have no formal duties apart from following their own research agenda and interacting with the other historians and philosophers of physics in Bonn [ https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/ ]. Hertz fellows are provided with:

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