Category Archives: Beyond Spacetime

2nd Call: Summer School in Philosophy of 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/.

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Geneva: Postdoc in Philosophy of Quantum Gravity

Call for Applications:
POSTDOC POSITION in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position, starting 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. A start after 1 September 2016 would shorten the postdoc to less than two years; an earlier start may be possible. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’.
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CFA: Summer School in the Philosophy of Quantum Gravity

Call for Applications:
International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva and the University of Illinois at Chicago Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project

Williams Bay, Wisconsin, USA June 19-24, 2016

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/2016summerschool/.
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New email distribution list in philosophy of quantum gravity

There is now a new email distribution list to share information about events and opportunities concerning the philosophy of quantum gravity, broadly construed. Anyone can become a subscriber, and any subscriber can send a message to the list. Posts that are off topic will be deleted, however, and their senders blocked. Drive responsibly!

To subscribe, go to https://listes.unige.ch/sympa/info/beyondspacetime.

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Call for Applications: Junior Fellowship at Geneva

Call for Applications: JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a one-year junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, starting Fall 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’.
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Space and Time after Quantum Gravity: Visiting Grants available

We invite interested scholars for short visits to the Space and Time 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).
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New Spaces for Mathematics and Physics – Formal and Philosophical Reflections

New Spaces for Mathematics and Physics – Formal and Philosophical Reflections.

Added 1 July 2015:

28 September – 2 October 2015,
Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris (France)

http://ercpqg-espace.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en

Confirmed Speakers:

Mathieu Anel
Pierre Cartier
Cecilia Flori
Patrick Iglesias-Zemmour
André Joyal
Mikhail Kapranov
Anders Kock
Maxim Kontsevich
Shahn Majid
Timothy Porter
Jean Pradines
Hanno Sahlmann
Urs Schreiber
Carlos Simpson
Michel Vaquié

Presentation: Since the development of differential and algebraic varieties, the notion of space has traversed very radical transformations, both in pure mathematics and in mathematical physics. The objective of this project is to propose a formal, conceptual and historical vision of these evolutions by addressing recent notions of space in mathematics and/or physics (such as diffeologies, schemes, topoi, stacks, spin networks, homotopy types, noncommutative spaces, supermanifolds, etc.).

This conference is part of the wider project of editing a collective book on these subjects. The workshop is conceived as an opportunity to collectively discuss and enrich the different contributions to the book.

More information is available on http://ercpqg-espace.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en

Participation is free, you can register by writing to ercpqg-espace@sciencesconf.org.

Scientific Committee: Gabriel Catren et Mathieu Anel
Organisation: C. Cachot, J. Page et F. Zalamea

ERC project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity, Laboratoire SPHERE (Sciences, Philosophie et Histoire), UMR 7219, CNRS – Université Paris Diderot

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