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CFA: Workshop on Quantum Structures 2017, Nijmegen, 4-7 July 2017

WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM STRUCTURES (IQSA-2017), CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

An intermediate workshop on Quantum Structures 2017 will be hosted by the International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA) from Tuesday July 4th to Friday the 7th at the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The workshop is a satellite event of the 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL), see:

http://qpl.science.ru.nl/
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CFA: 6th HPS Tuebingen Summer School – Understanding Relativity Theory, with Harvey Brown

The Forum Scientiarum (University of Tuebingen, http://www.forum-scientiarum.uni-tuebingen.de/) kindly invites 20 graduate students and young researchers in the field of philosophy, physics and mathematics, to apply for the 5th Summer School on the History and Philosophy of Science:

Tuebingen, July 31st–August 4th, 2017

Understanding Relativity Theory: Special and General
Five lectures by Harvey Brown (University of Oxford)

and a keynote lecture by Dennis Lehmkuhl (Caltech)
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Conference: The physics and phenomenology of time; Rome, 6-7 April 2017

University of Rome 3
Location: Aula Verra (ground floor), via Ostiense 234, 00146, Rome

Programme:

6th of April

9:10 – 10: Claudio Calosi, (University of Neuchâtel)
Locational Problems for Locational Endurantism

10:00 – 10:50 Orly Shenker (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Past Hypothesis and the Psychological Arrow of Time
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CFP: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity, Bern, 12-14 September 2017

http://www.philosophie.unibe.ch/news/spacetime2017/index_eng.html

Keynote speakers:

Ruth Durrer (physics, University of Geneva)
Marco Giovanelli (philosophy, University of Tübingen)
Sabine Hossenfelder (physics, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
Dan Kennefick (physics, University of Arkansas)
John Norton (HPS, University of Pittsburgh)
Chris Smeenk (philosophy, Western University, Canada)
Jim Weatherall (logic and philosophy of science, University of California, Irvine)

Organizers: Claus Beisbart (Bern), Tilman Sauer (Mainz), Christian Wüthrich (Geneva)
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CFA: The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Munich, 1-2 Sep 2017

THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
Munich Center For Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich
01-02 Sep 2017
http://www.lmu.de/secondlaw2017

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The Philosophy of Howard Stein: Chicago, 9-11 June 2017

The Philosophy Of Howard Stein
9-11 June 2017
Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago

It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that the publication of Howard
Stein’s paper “Newtonian Space-Time” in 1967 inaugurated the modern study
of the foundations of physics. Thereafter, Stein’s work continued to set
the standard in the philosophical community and beyond for the study of
theories of spacetime structure (Newtonian and relativistic), the
conceptual structure of quantum mechanics, the methodology of science in
general and the character of scientific knowledge, and the history of
physics and mathematics. This three-day conference will celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Stein’s landmark paper by providing an opportunity to
reflect on Stein’s lasting influence for those working on a wide range of
topics of vital interest to historians and philosophers of science. While
speakers include Stein’s former colleagues, past students and friends, our
focus is on his continuing influence on contemporary work, and we aim to
demonstrate the relevance of Stein’s work for the next fifty years of our
discipline.
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Urbino Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

The XXth iteration of the Urbino Summer School will focus on spacetime and quantum physics (website), held on July 10-13, 2017.  The summer school will feature morning lectures given by Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva) and Francesca Vidotto (Radboud University); and afternoon seminars given by Carlo Rovelli (CPT, Aix-Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS), F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Tiziana Vistarini (University of Colorado Boulder). (h/t to Giovanni Macchia)

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