We are pleased to announce our third essay contest, for papers from philosophers or physicists that address issues in the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity. Full details here: https://beyondspacetime.net/2017-essay-prize-contest/. The winners will receive $1000, a visit to UIC or Geneva, and publication in the anthology that we are editing. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit – and we emphasize that the scope of the contest includes metaphysical investigations of the subject.
Baptiste Le Bihan
Conference on the PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project
Château de Bossey, near Geneva, 27-30 June 2017
Invited keynote speakers:
Call for Applications:
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’
University of Geneva
The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a three-year research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’.
We invite interested scholars for short visits to the Spacetime After Quantum Gravity research group, located in the philosophy departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Geneva. To facilitate visits we can offer financial assistance for travel and lodging, office facilities, and of course excellent intellectual company. Visits can be from a few days to a few weeks (or possibly longer).
Call for Papers:
2017 Prize competition for essays on SPACE AND TIME AFTER QUANTUM GRAVITY
Run by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago ‘Space and Time After Quantum Gravity’ project
JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
University of Illinois at Chicago
The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy at UIC solicits applications for a junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, starting September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’.
The deadline for applications to participate in our (close to) Chicago summer school is very soon: Wednesday, 16 March. There is no registration fee, and we provide room and board. Please note that the summer school is planned for students with very different backgrounds, generally coming from both physics and philosophy. Don’t hesitate to ask if you are not sure whether this would be for you.
For more information, please visit http://beyondspacetime.net/2016summerschool/.