9th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (P&C 2018)
(A satellite workshop to Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2018)
IUT de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
25-29 June 2018
The call for papers is now open for the 19th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics. The conference will take place 10 – 13 July 2018 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Tuesday evening – Friday evening, with an optional excursion on Saturday 14 July). This follows on from the very successful previous editions at LSE (2016) and Munich (2013).
Call for Applications (deadline 31 January 2018)
The Research Unit “Epistemology of the LHC” invites applications for the Summer School “Particle Physics at the Crossroads: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future of Particle Physics” taking place 23-30 July 2018 in Wuppertal (Germany).
Call for papers: Workshop on Spacetime Functionalism, Geneva, 1-2 March, 2018
On March 1-2, 2018, we will hold a small, but international, workshop in metaphysics and philosophy of science, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
The topic of the workshop is spacetime functionalism, and its aim 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.
The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize, which is awarded yearly for the best work in History and/or Philosophy of Modern Physics, done by a student as a requirement for a Masters Thesis. The price carries a 2000 euro award. Nominations for this Prize need to be submitted by a supervisor of the nominee.
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
The University of Split will be hosting a summer school on space and time in physics and philosophy, to take place in Split, 4-7 July 2017. There will be a joint conference on space, time, and causality in physics and philosophy on 6-7 July 2017. For more information, please visit http://mapmf.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php?id=2017:start2017