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About wuthrich

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

CFA: Editor-in-Chief for Philosophy of Physics

The Philosophy of Physics Society invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the society’s new journal, Philosophy of Physics

The society is in the advanced stages of the creation of an Open Access journal Philosophy of Physics and seeks a founding Editor-in-Chief who will work with the society to establish the journal as the leading venue worldwide for scholarship in the philosophy of physics, broadly construed. 

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Call for abstracts for the Online-Workshop “Metaphysics of Physics”, 30 August – 3 September 2021 (Deadline: 8 July 2021)

The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop at the virtual DPG conference, organized by Jena. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. The workshop takes place 30 August – 3 September 2021 as an online event (https://smuk21.dpg-tagungen.de/). As part of this event, the AGPhil organizes a small workshop on the “Metaphysics of Physics”. Contributions in this area are especially welcome.

Confirmed speakers

Karen Crowther (Oslo)
Matt Farr (Cambridge)
Kerry McKenzie (UC San Diego)
Christopher Timpson (Oxford)
Alastair Wilson (Birmingham)

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20th Annual LMP Conference

JUNE 24 – 25, 2021

Join us for the twentieth annual Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics (LMP) graduate student conference in philosophy hosted by Western University in London, Ontario, Canada over Zoom. The LMP Graduate Student Conference will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics, and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker this year is James Owen Weatherall from the University of California, Irvine.

Links for registration and the event program can be found at our website: logicmathphysics.uwo.ca.

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Online conference: Philosophers and Einstein’s Relativity

We are delighted to announce a conference on the early philosophical reception of relativity theory, to be held online, and organized by Chiara Russo Krauss (University of Naples Federico II) and Luigi Laino (University of Naples Federico II). You may find further information here: https://federicoii.wixsite.com/einstein2021.

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Online Philosophy of Lambda Workshop

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Online via Zoom


This online workshop focuses on various philosophical aspects of Lambda, i.e. dark energy/ the cosmological constant/ vacuum energy.

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New Philosophy of Physics Society: Town Hall

We are delighted to announce that we are in the advanced stages of the foundation of a Philosophy of Physics Society which is going to be created to support the international community of researchers and students in the field of philosophy of physics and administer a journal entitled Philosophy of Physics which would be published on an open access basis (without publication charges).

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Pittsburgh: 2-year postdoc in philosophy of physics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position in the philosophy of physics at the University of Pittsburgh, affiliated to the department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy. The position will be supervised by David Wallace, and applicants should intend to pursue a course of research in an area of philosophy of physics related to Professor Wallace’s research activities (which include inter alia the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the role of symmetry in physics, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, and quantum gravity). The postdoctoral associate may be asked to carry out some minor administrative work to assist Professor Wallace’s research, amounting to at most 10% of their time averaged over the period of appointment; the remainder of their time is available for their own research project. Continue reading

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CFA: ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’ Summer Institute, 27 June – 2 July 2021

Call for Applications:

International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY and the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Cosmology Beyond Spacetime project

Hotel Le Crêt, Morzine, France
27 June – 2 July 2021

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/2021summerinstitute/.

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CFP: 24th International Summer School in Urbino

*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*
BLACK HOLES AND THE INFORMATION LOSS PARADOX

XXIV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
07-10 June 2021, University of Urbino

Submission deadline: March 24, 2021.

For further information please write to: cirfis.scuolaestiva@gmail.com

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Philosophy of Dark Matter Workshop, 29-30 March 2021

Online – via Zoom

Registration deadline: 22 March

Further info & registration: https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/events/events/phil-dm.html

SPEAKERS:

  • Simon Allzén (Stockholm): “Dark matter, evidence, and theory confirmation”
  • Antonis Antoniou (Bristol): “Reliability, informativeness and sensitivity in dark matter observation”
  • Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm): “Exploratory observations with stellar streams”
  • Niels Martens (Bonn/Aachen): “Dark matter realism”
  • Helen Meskhidze (Irvine): “(What) Do we learn from code comparisons? A case study of implementations of self-interacting dark matter”
  • Robert Rynasiewicz (Johns Hopkins): “Dark matter and referential handles”
  • William L. Vanderburgh (San Bernardino): “Multi-messenger metaphysics: Evidence and inference in astrophysics and cosmology”

PANEL:

  • Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm)
  • Melissa Jacquart (Cincinnati)
  • Christopher Smeenk (London, ON)
  • Adán Sus (Valladolid)

For further questions, please contact the organizer, Niels Martens, at nmartens@uni-bonn.de

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