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About wuthrich

I am a philosopher of physics at the University of Geneva.

Bonn: Hertz Fellowships in History and Philosophy of Physics

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow graduate students and early-career scholars to spend 3 months, 6 months or an entire academic year (9 months) 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.
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Wuppertal: W2 Professorship in Philosophy of Science

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research (IZWT) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal

is seeking a

University Professor of Philosophy

Pay scale group: W 2 State Remuneration Act (LBesG) NRW (pursuant to section 36 Higher Education Act (HG) NRW)

to start in October 2020.
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PhD fellowships at UIC

Our new Templeton grant will make possible a modest additional fellowship for PhD students admitted to UIC as Teaching Assistants to pursue philosophy of physics.

“A two-year top-up fellowship of $2,500/year is available for a suitable student admitted with a TAship. The student would have demonstrated interest and ability in philosophy of physics, and working with the Beyond Spacetime group under the direction of Professor Nick Huggett. No special application is required, but the application should address qualification to pursue philosophy of physics, and suitable candidates will be interviewed by Professor Huggett before a decision is reached.”

Please pass this on to any undergraduates considering where to apply for graduate school for philosophy of physics.

Information on applying to UIC is found here:

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Workshop: Beyond the Standard Model, 13-27 October 2019

Beyond the Standard Model: Historical-Critical Perspectives
Galileo Galilei Institute (GGI), Arcetri, October 13-27, 2019

This 2-week workshop is devoted to discuss ideas and methods in the
physics beyond the Standard Model, in particular by contextualizing and questioning their origins and developments from a historical and philosophical perspective.

Within this activity, we are pleased to announce a one-day Conference,
on Monday, October 21
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CFP: Oxford Philosophy of Physics Graduate Conference, 6-7 February 2020

The Oxford Philosophy of Physics Graduate Conference

6-7th February 2019, Exeter College, Oxford

Keynote Speaker: Eleanor Knox (KCL)

The submission deadline for papers is 9th December.

We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy of physics and philosophy of science, particularly from those belonging to underrepresented groups.
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Call for nominations: 2019 Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize

From Jos Uffink:

The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the 2019 Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize, which is awarded annually for the best work in History and/or Philosophy of Modern Physics, done by a student as a requirement for a Masters Thesis. The prize carries a 2000 euro award. Nominations for this Prize need to be submitted by a supervisor of the nominee before November 1, 2019. I would also like to issue a special encouragement for the nomination of candidates from underrepresented groups.
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New Templeton grant: “Cosmology Beyond Spacetime”

The Beyond Spacetime project of Nick Huggett (Illinois-Chicago) and Christian Wüthrich (Geneva) announces the award of a $600K grant from the John Templeton Foundation, to support their work on the project “Cosmology Beyond Spacetime”. Activities will include pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, speaker series, meetings, and publications. Follow the project on, where some activities are already advertised; more information will follow soon.

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