PhD position at Edinburgh

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh welcomes applications for a second PhD scholarship in Philosophy of Science related to a research project entitled “Perspectival Realism. Science, Knowledge and Truth from a Human Vantage Point”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant 647272, PI: Michela Massimi).
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New blog: ‘Doing Physics Right’

There is a new blog on the foundations of physics, and on the foundations of spacetime theories in particular, associated with the Minkowski Institute, with the ambitious title ‘Doing Physics Right’: https://doingphysicsright.wordpress.com/.

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CFP: Graduate Conference in Urbino, 30 May-1 June 2016

3rd POSTGRADUATE Conference on LOGIC and PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Date: 30 May – 1 June, 2016
Venue: Palazzo Albani, Univ. of Urbino, via Timoteo Viti 10, Urbino, 60129 Italy

CALL for PAPERS
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: 31 MARCH, 2016
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Postgraduate Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science
entirely devoted to young researchers.
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Geneva: Postdoc in Philosophy of Quantum Gravity

Call for Applications:
POSTDOC POSITION in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position, starting 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. A start after 1 September 2016 would shorten the postdoc to less than two years; an earlier start may be possible. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’.
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CFA: Black Forest Summer School, 18-23 July 2016

4th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
http://www.unil.ch/isspp

Understanding quantum physics: the meaning of the wave function

Saig (Black Forest), Germany, 18-23 July 2016

Organized and funded by

the Department of Mathematics of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
the Departments of Philosophy of the Universities of Lausanne and Bern
the Center for Philosophy of Science and Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva
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Philosophy of Cosmology Postdoc (Rotman Institute)

The Rotman Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Cosmology. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in foundations of physics with a unique opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with physicists and philosophers.

The Fellow will be supervised by Chris Smeenk. He or she will benefit from joining an active group of postdoctoral fellows working at the Institute, as well as interactions with faculty. Within the philosophy of physics, faculty pursue topics in the foundations of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and history and philosophy of space-time theories, as well as in connections between physical theory and general questions in methodology, epistemology, and metaphysics.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship has a duration of two years. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewals annually conditional on satisfactory performance. The Fellow will have an office within the Rotman Institute. Fellows are required to involve themselves fully in the research life of the Institute by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research groups, reading groups, and outreach activities. The Fellow will be asked to write a review of recent work in philosophy of cosmology in the first year of the fellowship.

The Fellowship is generously supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and is conditional upon finalizing the grant agreement.  Smeenk is the PI on the grant, with Jim Weatherall and John Manchak (UC Irvine) as co-Investigators.  The postdoctoral fellow will be primarily based at the Rotman Institute, but there will be opportunities to work with Weatherall, Manchak, and other collaborators on the grant.

See the full advertisement for further details, and instructions for applying.  Scholars who applied to a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Institute last month will automatically be considered for this position, and do not need to re-submit application materials.  Please direct any questions to Chris Smeenk.

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CFA: Summer School in the Philosophy of Quantum Gravity

Call for Applications:
International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva and the University of Illinois at Chicago Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project

Williams Bay, Wisconsin, USA June 19-24, 2016

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/2016summerschool/.
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