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Extended deadline: 19th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics

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).
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2nd CFP: Workshop on Physics and Computation, 25-29 June 2018

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

https://easychair.org/cfp/pc2018
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International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Split, 16-21 July 2018

Call for Applications

2018 Split Summer School in the Philosophy of Physics

The Chimera of Entropy

Split, Croatia, 16-21 July 2018

http://mapmf.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php

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.
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Workshop: Spacetime functionalism

We invite participants to attend a Workshop on Spacetime Functionalism, University of Geneva, March 1-2.

The aim of the workshop 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.

Speakers:

David Albert (Columbia)
Carlos Barcelo (Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics)
Michael Esfeld (Lausanne)
Rasmus Jaksland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Eleanor Knox (King’s College London)
Vincent Lam (Geneva)
Baptiste Le Bihan (Geneva)
Joanna Luc (Jagiellonian)
Tushar Menon (Oxford)
James Read (Oxford)
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Call for participation: The Standard Model after the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Date: March 11, 2018
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

We invite participants at our annual Foundations of Modern Physics workshop. This year focuses on the foundations of particle physics.
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CFP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference at Western, Canada

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.
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CFA: First Biennial Midwest Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

Hosted by:
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project
University of Notre Dame

Location:
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 5737 S. University Ave., Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates:
July 22-27, 2018

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/summer-school-2018.
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