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:


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

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Conference: The physics and phenomenology of time; Rome, 6-7 April 2017

University of Rome 3
Location: Aula Verra (ground floor), via Ostiense 234, 00146, Rome


6th of April

9:10 – 10: Claudio Calosi, (University of Neuchâtel)
Locational Problems for Locational Endurantism

10:00 – 10:50 Orly Shenker (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Past Hypothesis and the Psychological Arrow of Time
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CFP: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity, Bern, 12-14 September 2017


Keynote speakers:

Ruth Durrer (physics, University of Geneva)
Marco Giovanelli (philosophy, University of Tübingen)
Sabine Hossenfelder (physics, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
Dan Kennefick (physics, University of Arkansas)
John Norton (HPS, University of Pittsburgh)
Chris Smeenk (philosophy, Western University, Canada)
Jim Weatherall (logic and philosophy of science, University of California, Irvine)

Organizers: Claus Beisbart (Bern), Tilman Sauer (Mainz), Christian Wüthrich (Geneva)
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CFA: The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Munich, 1-2 Sep 2017

Munich Center For Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich
01-02 Sep 2017

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New website: SciPost

SciPost is a new website that might be of interest to readers of this blog. It claims to be the “complete scientific publication portal; Managed by professional scientists; For open, global and perpetual access to science”. Thanks to Guido Bacciagaluppi for the pointer.

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Eotvos Lorand University Budapest: MA in Logic and Theory of Science

The Logic and Theory of Science MA is a two-year master’s program in English at Eotvos Lorand University Budapest. The program is open to students from all over the world with a BA or BSc degree in philosophy, mathematics, physics, computer science, linguistics, social science, and all related fields.
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