The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop at the virtual DPG conference, organized by Jena. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. The workshop takes place 30 August – 3 September 2021 as an online event (https://smuk21.dpg-tagungen.de/). As part of this event, the AGPhil organizes a small workshop on the “Metaphysics of Physics”. Contributions in this area are especially welcome.
Karen Crowther (Oslo)
Matt Farr (Cambridge)
Kerry McKenzie (UC San Diego)
Christopher Timpson (Oxford)
Alastair Wilson (Birmingham)
JUNE 24 – 25, 2021
Join us for the twentieth annual Philosophy of Logic, Math and Physics (LMP) graduate student conference in philosophy hosted by Western University in London, Ontario, Canada over Zoom. The LMP Graduate Student Conference will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics, and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker this year is James Owen Weatherall from the University of California, Irvine.
Links for registration and the event program can be found at our website: logicmathphysics.uwo.ca.
We are delighted to announce a conference on the early philosophical reception of relativity theory, to be held online, and organized by Chiara Russo Krauss (University of Naples Federico II) and Luigi Laino (University of Naples Federico II). You may find further information here: https://federicoii.wixsite.com/einstein2021.
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Online via Zoom
This online workshop focuses on various philosophical aspects of Lambda, i.e. dark energy/ the cosmological constant/ vacuum energy.
Call for Applications:
International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY and the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Cosmology Beyond Spacetime project
Hotel Le Crêt, Morzine, France
27 June – 2 July 2021
Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/2021summerinstitute/.
*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*
BLACK HOLES AND THE INFORMATION LOSS PARADOX
XXIV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
07-10 June 2021, University of Urbino
Submission deadline: March 24, 2021.
For further information please write to: email@example.com
Online – via Zoom
Registration deadline: 22 March
Further info & registration: https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/events/events/phil-dm.html
- Simon Allzén (Stockholm): “Dark matter, evidence, and theory confirmation”
- Antonis Antoniou (Bristol): “Reliability, informativeness and sensitivity in dark matter observation”
- Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm): “Exploratory observations with stellar streams”
- Niels Martens (Bonn/Aachen): “Dark matter realism”
- Helen Meskhidze (Irvine): “(What) Do we learn from code comparisons? A case study of implementations of self-interacting dark matter”
- Robert Rynasiewicz (Johns Hopkins): “Dark matter and referential handles”
- William L. Vanderburgh (San Bernardino): “Multi-messenger metaphysics: Evidence and inference in astrophysics and cosmology”
- Siska de Baerdemaeker (Stockholm)
- Melissa Jacquart (Cincinnati)
- Christopher Smeenk (London, ON)
- Adán Sus (Valladolid)
For further questions, please contact the organizer, Niels Martens, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is to announce an online seminar series organized by the Beyond Spacetime project in conjunction with the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, featuring talks by Francesca Vidotto, Lee Smolin, Chris Smeenk, Fay Dowker, Nick Huggett, and Christian Wüthrich on the intersection of quantum gravity and cosmology. More specifically, the program will be as follows:
- Feb 3: Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Feb 10: Christian Wüthrich, University of Geneva
- Feb 17: Francesca Vidotto, Western University
- Feb 24: Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
- March 3: Christopher Smeenk, Western University
- March 10: Fay Dowker, Imperial College London
For more information, including the zoom coordinates, please see https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/cosmology-beyond-spacetime/ (and ignore the unrelated image on top!).
Please join us!
We pleased to announce the schedule for the Oxford philosophy of physics Thursday seminar for the forthcoming academic term. (See below.) The seminar will be held over Microsoft Teams; if you would like to attend, but are not already a member of the Teams group, please email James Read to be added.
We hope to see you there!
5, 12 and 19 March 2021, online
Organized by the Project “Virtual Particles” (A1) of the Research Unit “The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider”
Not only since the sudden increase of online communication due to the COVID-19 situation has the concept of the “virtual” made its way into everyday language. In this context, it mostly denotes a digital substitute of a real object or process. “Virtual reality” is perhaps the best known term in this respect.