The 19th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics
We are delighted to announce that the 19th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics will take place 10-13 July 2018 at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (Tuesday evening – Friday evening, with an optional excursion on Saturday 14 July). This follows on from the very successful previous editions at LSE (2016) and Munich (2013). The call for papers is to follow in due course.
As many readers may already know, Bob Cohen has sadly passed away earlier this week. Alisa Bokulich, the current director of the Boston Center for Philosophy and History of Science, an eminent center in the field co-founded by Cohen, has sent me the following link to their memorial page for him which has an obituary, photos, and remembrances:
The Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz-University Hannover invites participation to the following three-day conference:
Symmetries and Asymmetries in Physics
6-8 July 2017
Symmetry considerations are at the heart of modern physics, both in quantum theory and in relativity, and discussions of the place of symmetries and asymmetries in physics occupy a central place in research in the foundations of physics. Issues that have attracted a significant amount of attention recently include the significance of gauge symmetries, the role of symmetry breaking, and questions concerning the empirical status of symmetry principles. Moreover, these issues also relate directly to traditional problems in the general philosophy of science, such as the status of the laws of nature or the relationships between mathematics, physical theory, and the world. This conference aims to contribute new ideas to these new and traditional problems.
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites participation to the following event:
With and without Measure: Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking
MCMP, LMU Munich
June 20, 2017
Tatjana Afanassjewa and her legacy: New perspectives on irreversibility
Date: June 17 & 18 2017
Speakers: Jeremy Butterfield (University of Cambridge); Leah Henderson (University of Groningen); Patricia Palacios (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy); Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota); Giovanni Valente (University of Pittsburgh & Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy); Pauline van Wierst (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa); Charlotte Werndl (University of Salzburg & LSE London); Lena Zuchowski (University of Salzburg)
Location: Salzburg, Hellbrunner Straße 34: Hörsaal 402 (Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät)
The University of Split will be hosting a summer school on space and time in physics and philosophy, to take place in Split, 4-7 July 2017. There will be a joint conference on space, time, and causality in physics and philosophy on 6-7 July 2017. For more information, please visit http://mapmf.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php?id=2017:start2017
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.