Simplicity out of Complexity? Physics and the Aims of Science
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Florian J. Boge (University of Wuppertal)
Paul Grünke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Martin King (University of Bonn)
Miguel Ángel Carretero Sahuquillo (University of Wuppertal)
Call for Abstracts: Physics, Time and Agency Conference
6th−7th July 2020
Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin)
Speakers: Craig Callender (UCSD), Jenann Ismael (Columbia), Natalja Deng (Yonsei), Stephanie Rennick (Glasgow), Alison Fernandes (Trinity College Dublin), David Albert (Columbia), Huw Price (provisional; Cambridge)
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
8-10 July 2020, La Sorbonne, Paris
Following the very successful previous editions at Utrecht (2018) and London (2016), this conference will bring philosophers of physics and physicists to a historic auditorium at the old Sorbonne in which Marie Curie gave her first lecture in 1906. 50 contributed talks and 5 invited speakers will cover the most diverse foundational aspects of physical theory and experiment. Parallel sessions will address the philosophy of quantum physics, space-time physics including quantum gravity, and statistical mechanics.
CALL FOR PAPERS (Bonn, Deadline: 19.01.2020)
Call for abstracts for Workshop “Metaphysics of Physics”, Bonn, 31 March – 2 April 2020
The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. The workshop takes place 31 March – 2 April 2020 at the University of Bonn and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG (https://bonn20.dpg-tagungen.de/). The AGPhil organizes a small workshop on “Metaphysics of Physics”. Contributions in this area are especially welcome.
Confirmed speakers so far:
Karen Crowther (Oslo)
Matt Farr (Cambridge)
Andreas Hüttemann (Cologne)
Christopher Timpson (Oxford)
Alastair Wilson (Birmingham)
If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of about 200 words by 19 January 2020 (ignore the stated 15 December 2019 abstract submission deadline on the website), using the online-form at https://www.dpg-tagung.de/bn20/submission.html?language=en.
As conference fees are not trivial (https://bonn20.dpg-tagungen.de/registrierung/tagungsgebuehren), speakers who have difficulties paying the conference fees should contact us about possible travel grants.
We look forward to seeing you in Bonn!
The 20th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, June 25-26, 2020, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that James Owen Weatherall (University of California, Irvine) will be giving the keynote address.
Call for Papers:
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.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics. The topic for this year’s prize is: Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890.