Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 19th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics has been extended from 15 February to 1 March 2018.
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).
Second Call for Papers
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
Call for Applications
2018 Split Summer School in the Philosophy of Physics
The Chimera of Entropy
Split, Croatia, 16-21 July 2018
Entropy is among the most important but also most perplexing concepts in physics. It is also a polymorphic concept: introduced in thermodynamics, we now find it in statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, information theory, and black hole physics, to name just the most obvious. In this summer school, we will systematically explore the various concepts of entropy as they are used in state-of-the-art physics and evaluate their philosophical interpretations.
The summer school will consist in lectures and research talks. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work in short talks. We would like to emphasize that we are happy to accept scholars at any stage of their career (from students to senior faculty) as participants.
The 18th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24, 2018, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that David Wallace (University of Southern California) will be giving the keynote address.
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project
University of Notre Dame
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 5737 S. University Ave., Chicago, Illinois, USA
July 22-27, 2018
Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/summer-school-2018.
Tomasz Bigaj, Jeremy Butterfield, Adam Caulton, Laura Felline, Cord Friebe, James Ladyman, Øystein Linnebo, Andrea Lubberdink, Fred A. Muller, Simon Saunders, Tina Wachter
Description: The conference is devoted to clarify the question as to what role modality plays in theories of physics. Has our physical world an irreducible modal aspect? Are there modal properties, entities or other conceptual tools which are indispensable in understanding physical theories? If these elements are dispensable, does adding modality help to interpret these theories?