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.
The Philosophy of Physics Discussion Club will hold a series of Zoom-seminars during June. Guests and colleagues are welcome.
Full abstracts and updates are available on the discussion club web page: http://edelstein.huji.ac.il/research-groups/philosophy-of-physics-discussion-group
*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*
The Inter-University Center for Philosophy and Foundations of Physics (CIRFIS), the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo and the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS) are glad to present:
XXIII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM COMPUTATION
15-18 June 2020, University of Urbino
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.