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Bonn: New Group for History and Philosophy of Physics

Dennis Lehmkuhl has accepted a faculty position at the University of Bonn, where a new group for history and philosophy of physics will be created. For details of the planned research projects, and soon for announcements of postdoctoral, doctoral and visiting fellowships, see the website of the new group, https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com.

UPDATE 5 November 2018:
The Lichtenberg Group led by Dennis Lehmkuhl is part of the larger local group in the philosophy and history of physics at the University of Bonn. For more information on the entire group and its activities, please visit https://www.philphys.uni-bonn.de/.

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Black Hole Initiative conference videos

All of the BHI Second Annual Conference talks are now uploaded on the
BHI channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeKr4Y4flol0SDcV3qNxj_w?view_as=subscriber as well as the BHI website (https://bhi.fas.harvard.edu). You will find the Keynote by Ranier Weiss as well as the popular session, moderated by Ramesh Narayan, “How will we prove Black Holes are Real” and the lovely “Remembering Stephen Hawking” by Andy Strominger and Malcom Perry.

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New website: SciPost

SciPost is a new website that might be of interest to readers of this blog. It claims to be the “complete scientific publication portal; Managed by professional scientists; For open, global and perpetual access to science”. Thanks to Guido Bacciagaluppi for the pointer.

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Einstein Papers Project’s website relaunched

The Einstein Papers Project at Caltech has relaunched its website, which can be found at http://www.einstein.caltech.edu. The plan for the rebooted website is to publish a new article or post concerning the project ‘Einstein’s Collected Papers’ each month on this website. The first one is up, written by Dennis Lehmkuhl and entitled ‘What is the Einstein Papers Project?’.

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New wiki: PhD programs with strengths in philosophy of physics

Shawn Miller (UC Davis) has started a new wiki listing PhD programs with strengths in philosophy of physics at philphysics.net. Check it out, and contribute or update as needed!

This is already an excellent resource for prospective graduate students, but also for people already in the field. A big thank you for this to Shawn!

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Launch of Ergo

The first issue of Ergo, the new open-access journal in philosophy, is now published at http://www.ergophiljournal.org/

It will include four papers plus an editorial with the data about submissions and turnaround times. At the same time four blog posts will appear, one on each of the four papers in the first issue.
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Animated Gödel spacetime

Courtesy of Erik Curiel (thanks Erik!), who sent me this cool animation at the New Scientist of what it could visually look like to live in a Gödel spacetime:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2013/01/first-time-travel-movies-reveal-surreal-universe.html

Enjoy!

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