Tiziana Vistarini (postdoc, University of Illinois at Chicago) has accepted a position as lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she will begin this fall.
We invite interested scholars for short visits to the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity research group, located in the philosophy departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Geneva. To facilitate visits we can offer financial assistance for travel and lodging, office facilities, and of course excellent intellectual company. Visits can be from a few days to a few weeks (or possibly longer).
A conference organised by the University of Queensland
Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
There has been much recent interest in the suggestion that quantum mechanics might be better understood in terms of its causal structure. Novel formalism has provided a new perspective on the discrepancy between the causal structure of the classical and quantum worlds. This has significant implications for traditional approaches to the philosophy of causation; for example, that intelligent agents can come to know and control the quantum world in new ways that do not fit the standard formulations of control theory, computer science and artificial learning machines. This conference brings together both physicists and philosophers with an interest in exploring the consequences of this new approach to causality in a quantum world. The conference is part of the research project The Causal Power of Information in a Quantum World.
Karim Thébault (assistant professor, LMU Munich) has accepted a position of Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol. This will further strengthen Bristol’s already significant strength in philosophy of science.
Nota bene: Tomasz Bigaj (Warsaw) will be visiting Bristol for the academic year 2015-16. Bristol will be buzzing come September!
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP, http://lmu.de/mcmp) and the Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich seek applications for an Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track).
Candidates are expected to conduct research in the philosophy of physics. The position is for three years with the possibility of extension for another three years. Note that there is no tenure-track option. The appointment will be made within the German A13 salary scheme (under the assumption that the civil service requirements are met), which means that one has the rights and perks of a civil servant. The starting date is November 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.)
XVIII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics: “Einstein Philosopher-Scientist. A celebration for 100 years of General Theory of Relativity”
Cesena-Urbino, Italy, 7-11 September 2015
Attendance to the school is free of charge. Unfortunately there is room for a limited number of students, graduate students and early researchers depending on a successful application.
I just discovered that the University of Split (Croatia) offered this year the fourth conference on a topic in philosophy and physics. This year’s theme was on time, space, and spacetime. I am sorry to report if after the fact, but I thought that this conference might be of interest to some readers of this blog. It’s an interdisciplinary conference supported by the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Science, and of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Split, as well as the Institute of Philosophy at Zagreb.
For more information, including the first three installments of the conference, visit http://www.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php?id=2015:start2015. Make sure to check the links to more detailed information in the right column!