University of Bremen (5-7 June, 2020)
We invite applications to a 3-day weekend seminar on Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bremen. The seminar is meant as a first encounter with the academic discipline of Philosophy of Physics, and aimed at university students from both Philosophy and Physics. For further information, please see the text below. Note that the seminar will be carried out in German.
The Birmingham-Bristol-London-Oxford-Cambridge (BBLOC) Philosophy of Physics research seminar is restarting. This is a termly research seminar on philosophy of physics, hosted at King’s College London.
For further details and for future events, visit our website: https://kingsphilosophy.com/bbloc/
Simplicity out of Complexity? Physics and the Aims of Science
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Florian J. Boge (University of Wuppertal)
Paul Grünke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Martin King (University of Bonn)
Miguel Ángel Carretero Sahuquillo (University of Wuppertal)
Call for Abstracts: Physics, Time and Agency Conference
6th−7th July 2020
Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin)
Speakers: Craig Callender (UCSD), Jenann Ismael (Columbia), Natalja Deng (Yonsei), Stephanie Rennick (Glasgow), Alison Fernandes (Trinity College Dublin), David Albert (Columbia), Huw Price (provisional; Cambridge)
The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences has organized a Summer School on The History of Space in Mathematics and Physics. The Summer School will be held in Leipzig from Monday, June 29th, to Saturday, July 4th, 2020. The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the notion of space, and will feature lectures by Michael Friedman (Stanford), Robert Di Salle (Western University), Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund), Jeffrey Weeks (Geometry Games), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS), and Vincenzo De Risi. The School will be opened by an inaugural lecture by astrophysicist Richard Ellis (University College London).
All the lectures and discussions of the School will be in English, and the applicants are requested to be able to explain their views in this language.
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
8-10 July 2020, La Sorbonne, Paris
Following the very successful previous editions at Utrecht (2018) and London (2016), this conference will bring philosophers of physics and physicists to a historic auditorium at the old Sorbonne in which Marie Curie gave her first lecture in 1906. 50 contributed talks and 5 invited speakers will cover the most diverse foundational aspects of physical theory and experiment. Parallel sessions will address the philosophy of quantum physics, space-time physics including quantum gravity, and statistical mechanics.
CALL FOR PAPERS (Bonn, Deadline: 19.01.2020)
Call for abstracts for Workshop “Metaphysics of Physics”, Bonn, 31 March – 2 April 2020
The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. The workshop takes place 31 March – 2 April 2020 at the University of Bonn and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG (https://bonn20.dpg-tagungen.de/). The AGPhil organizes a small workshop on “Metaphysics of Physics”. Contributions in this area are especially welcome.
Confirmed speakers so far:
Karen Crowther (Oslo)
Matt Farr (Cambridge)
Andreas Hüttemann (Cologne)
Christopher Timpson (Oxford)
Alastair Wilson (Birmingham)
If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of about 200 words by 19 January 2020 (ignore the stated 15 December 2019 abstract submission deadline on the website), using the online-form at https://www.dpg-tagung.de/bn20/submission.html?language=en.
As conference fees are not trivial (https://bonn20.dpg-tagungen.de/registrierung/tagungsgebuehren), speakers who have difficulties paying the conference fees should contact us about possible travel grants.
We look forward to seeing you in Bonn!