The First International Colloquium: ‘Emergence and Time’
The Catholic University of Portugal announces a call for papers for the First International Colloquium: ‘Emergence and Time,’ to be held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Católica – Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais) in Braga, Portugal, July 3-5, 2023
Philosophy of Dark Matter
XXVI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
05-09 June 2023, University of Urbino
DEADLINE: March 24, 2023.
Notification of acceptance is expected no later than April 7, 2023. Continue reading
Science is our best source of knowledge. Yet, the theories, laws, and models of science are often highly idealized and, in a sense, false. How do we discover truth by appealing to lies (in the way of idealizations)? How does science provide accurate descriptions, true explanations, and genuine understanding if appeals to idealizations, abstractions, and approximations abound? Elay Shech’s new book, Idealizations in Physics (Cambridge University Press), sheds light on such questions and connects issues such as epistemic justification, mathematical Platonism, scientific realism, and scientific understanding.
Download it for FREE until Jan. 26, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108946742
5-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
The University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/en/homepage/) offers a 5-year fully funded postdoctoral fellowship within Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan’s SNSF Starting Grant project Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity. The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).
4-year PhD Fellowship in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
The University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/en/homepage/) offers a 4-year fully funded PhD position within Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan’s SNSF Starting Grant project Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity. The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).
The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in philosophy of physics are welcome; the focus, however, will be on the foundations of quantum mechanics. The workshop takes place 20-24 March 2023 at the TU Dresden and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG (https://smuk23.dpg-tagungen.de/index.html?set_language=en).
The Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity Department, led by Alessandra Buonanno, at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, in collaboration with the Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bonn, led by Dennis Lehmkuhl, and the Department I and Max Planck Research Group “Final Theory Program” at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, led by Jürgen Renn and Alexander Blum, respectively, is seeking a PhD student. The position will start in the fall of 2023, and it is fully supported by the 2021 Balzan Prize Funds for three years with the possibility of extension for a fourth year.
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.
The position will be in the area of philosophy of physics or philosophy of science, and applicants must submit a project proposal related to the examination of scientific methodology or epistemology of science with a focus on physics.
The 21st European Conference on Foundations of Physics
8-10 July 2023, Bristol
The 21st European Conference on Foundations of Physics will take place on the Clifton Campus of the University of Bristol from the 8th to the 10th July 2023. This conference brings together philosophers of physics and physicists to discuss foundational and philosophical issues in physics in the tradition of the highly successful editions at Paris (2021), Utrecht (2018) and London (2016). Contributed talks, symposia and keynote lectures will cover various foundational and philosophical aspects of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, classical and quantum theories of gravity, thermal and statistical physics, astrophysics, cosmology and beyond.
The project “Network epistemology in practice (NEPI)”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Consolidator Grant to Adrian Wüthrich (Technische Universität Berlin), is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in history and philosophy of science with special expertise in computational methods and digital humanities. The project will analyze the recent and ongoing digital communication inside a major collaboration in the field of particle physics. The main objective is to understand how knowledge is generated in large scientific collaborations. The project will primarily use methods from network analysis and machine learning to identify relevant communication structures and attempt to track the flow of ideas through the communication network.