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CFP: ‘Emergence and Time’, Braga, 3-5 July 2023

The First International Colloquium: ‘Emergence and Time’

The Catholic University of Portugal announces a call for papers for the First International Colloquium: ‘Emergence and Time,’ to be held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Católica – Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais) in Braga, Portugal, July 3-5, 2023

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Call for participation: Urbino summer school

Philosophy of Dark Matter

XXVI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
05-09 June 2023, University of Urbino

DEADLINE: March 24, 2023.
Notification of acceptance is expected no later than April 7, 2023. Continue reading

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CFA: Workshop ‘Quantum Foundations’ at annual DPG Meeting, Dresden, 20-24 March 2023

The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in philosophy of physics are welcome; the focus, however, will be on the foundations of quantum mechanics. The workshop takes place 20-24 March 2023 at the TU Dresden and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG (https://smuk23.dpg-tagungen.de/index.html?set_language=en). 

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Conference: Foundations 21, Bristol, 8-10 July 2023

Foundations 2023
The 21st European Conference on Foundations of Physics
https://foundations2023.wordpress.com/
8-10 July 2023, Bristol

Conference Announcement

The 21st European Conference on Foundations of Physics will take place on the Clifton Campus of the University of Bristol from the 8th to the 10th July 2023. This conference brings together philosophers of physics and physicists to discuss foundational and philosophical issues in physics in the tradition of the highly successful editions at Paris (2021), Utrecht (2018) and London (2016). Contributed talks, symposia and keynote lectures will cover various foundational and philosophical aspects of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, classical and quantum theories of gravity, thermal and statistical physics, astrophysics, cosmology and beyond.

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CFP: Workshop on spacetime functionalism, Pittsburgh, 1-2 April 2023

We invite submissions for a workshop on Spacetime Functionalism held by the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. This conference will be held in person in Pittsburgh on April 1st-2nd 2023. Submissions should be directly relevant to the conference topic. You are welcome to submit EITHER an extended abstract of up to 1000 words, OR a paper. There is no word limit on the latter, but it should be suitable for presentation in 45 minutes.

The Center will cover accommodation costs for accepted papers, but participants will need to make their own travel arrangements.

Submissions should be emailed to spacetimefunctionalism@gmail.com by 5pm EST on Friday 23rd December.

For more information, please see the workshop website at https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/event/spacetime-functionalism-conference/.

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CFP: Workshop on The Gravitational Constant, from the Local to the Universal, St Andrews, UK, 20-21 April 2023

The workshop is part of The Gravitational Constant, from the Local to the Universal, an interdisciplinary collaborative project between St Andrews and the Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics, University of Bonn (https://www.gravconstant.net/ ). The project brings perspectives from transnational history, philosophy, mathematics and physics to bear on the question of how the constant, G, was transformed from a controversial innovation in the 1880s to an unquestioned fundamental constant of nature by 1915. The aim of the workshop is to explore the wider context and foster collaborations around emerging research questions.  

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CFA: 3rd Chilean Conference on the Philosophy of Physics

We are delighted to announce the Third Chilean Conference on the Philosophy of Physics. The conference will be hosted by the Philosophy Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

It will be held in Santiago, between December 14 and 16, 2022.

Invited speakers: Elise Crull, Wayne Myrvold

We invite scholars to submit an abstract of 500-1000 words to phil.phys.chile.2022@gmail.com, before september 20. Notification of acceptance: october 1.

For any questions, please contact Professor Pablo Acuña: ptacuna@uc.cl / phil.phys.chile.2022@gmail.com

Website of the conference: https://philphyschile.wixsite.com/2022

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Call for Registration: The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Research workshop of the Israeli Science Foundation.

Hosted by QuanTAU, Quantum Science and Technology Center
Tel-Aviv University, 18-24 October 2022.

A preliminary version of the program can be found here: https://www.mwi2022tau.com/program

Registration: Registration is open and ongoing through this form. Registration fee should be paid separately (full fee \ student fee). (Please note that this price is valid until September 15th, after which the price will increase by 50%.)

Proceedings: Participants are invited to contribute an article to an open-access peer-reviewed special issue of Quantum Reports (MDPI) dedicated to the Many Worlds Interpretation and its alternatives. Continue reading

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CFP: Theoretical Virtues and Non-Empirical Guides in Scientific Theory-Development

Submission deadline: July 11, 2022

Aarhus, Denmark

November 23, 2022 – November 24, 2022

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As part of Establishing the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Physics, we will host a workshop on Theoretical Virtues and Non-Empirical Guides in Scientific Theory-Development.

Theoretical virtues are desirable features of scientific theories, and may include principles such as consistency, simplicity, unification, and consilience/coherence—not all of which are directly related to empirical evidence. These principles play various roles in scientific theory development, including as heuristic, exploratory guides in scientific discovery, as indicators of pursuit-worthiness, or means of confirmation. But there are also other non-empirical features used in these roles that are not typically classified as theoretical virtues, such as analogy and thought experiment.

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CFP: Philosophia naturalis: Making sense of relations and realities

A session organized by the Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism (Texas Tech University) to be held at the Central Division APA Meeting in

Denver, 22-25 February 2023

The various recent approaches to quantum worlds appear to be reaching a consensus: that spacetime is quantized, relational, and emergent out of a fundamentally new, pre-geometric order that exists “before” and “below.” Conventional reality, then, emerges as an explicate order from more fundamental, relational pre-geometric and pre-quantum implicate order(s), which exist beyond conventional science and philosophy. This pre-geometric implicate order has the potential to answer the two most fundamental questions in all of the philosophia naturalis: what is the origin of spacetime and the fields within it, and ultimately, why is there something rather than nothing? Hence, the sub-Planckian order promises profound consequences, not just for foundational (meta)physics, but also for cosmic evolution in quantum cosmology and human knowledge of it.

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