Category Archives: Beyond Spacetime

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 beyondspacetime.net, where some activities are already advertised; more information will follow soon.

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Pittsburgh: Postdoc in Philosophy of Physics

The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for Fellowships supporting visits in the Center for a term or an academic year during the year 2020-2021. For details, visit the Center Website, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

The Center is pleased to announce that Nick Huggett will be the Senior Visiting Fellow for the academic year September 2020 – April 2021. We encourage applications for Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellowships from scholars whose research intersects with Professor Huggett’s.

In particular, one postdoc may be in the philosophy of cosmology, of quantum gravity, or of spacetime theories:
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CFP: Conference on the Foundations of Cosmology and Quantum Gravity

Call for Papers: Conference on the Foundations of Cosmology and Quantum Gravity (FCQG 2020)

At New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on January 19-21, 2020.

The conference is being jointly sponsored by the NYUAD Institute and two generous grants from the Templeton Foundation—one supporting the ‘Beyond Spacetime’ project based at Illinois-Chicago and Geneva, and the other supporting the `New Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology’ based at UC-Irvine and Western University.

http://www.philcosmo.uwo.ca/
https://beyondspacetime.net/

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
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Call for Applications: PhD Position in Philosophy of Physics or Philosophy of Science at Geneva

Call for Applications: PhD Position in Philosophy of Physics or Philosophy of Science

Department of Philosophy
University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a PhD position in philosophy of physics or in philosophy of science. This position is initially for two years, but is renewable for a total of up to five years. Please note that for this position, excellent French will be needed. The full ad in French follows:

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Public talk: Fay Dowker, Geneva, 17 May 2018

I would like to draw your attention to the following public talk, which is organized by the “service de communication” of the University of Geneva, with the support of the Geneva Symmetry Group (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/):

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 18h30, Uni Dufour (room will be advertised):

Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London:

Past, Present and Future: The Science of Time
(The talk will be in English, with simultaneous translation into French.)
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Workshop: Spacetime functionalism

We invite participants to attend a Workshop on Spacetime Functionalism, University of Geneva, March 1-2.

The aim of the workshop is to investigate how a functionalist approach may provide the relevant conceptual tools for understanding the nature of spacetime as described by fundamental physics. In particular, the idea is to explore spacetime functionalism in the context of quantum gravity, where it is suggested that spacetime is not fundamental, and the issue of emergence arises. We would like to discuss the analogy here with other forms of functionalism in philosophy—in particular in metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

Speakers:

David Albert (Columbia)
Carlos Barcelo (Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics)
Michael Esfeld (Lausanne)
Rasmus Jaksland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Eleanor Knox (King’s College London)
Vincent Lam (Geneva)
Baptiste Le Bihan (Geneva)
Joanna Luc (Jagiellonian)
Tushar Menon (Oxford)
James Read (Oxford)
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CFA: First Biennial Midwest Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

Hosted by:
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project
University of Notre Dame

Location:
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 5737 S. University Ave., Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates:
July 22-27, 2018

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/summer-school-2018.
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