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Link to website that may be of interest to philosophers of physics.

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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Online resources: database of open course ware in physics

Here are a couple of links to collections of free open online courses in physics. The first catalogues a database of open course ware collection from the world’s leading universities. This database provides the public insight to all the free high quality college level courses across a vast amount of programs, especially those in the physics. The site is noncommercial and available for anyone, there are no involved costs, and will be updated yearly. Here it is:

http://www.OnlineCourses.com/Physics/

Recently, the City College of New York a cited this resource on their page http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/helplink.cfm on their Physic Academic Programs page. There, you will also find links to other online courses and educational material freely available online.

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Bohemian Gravity

This is great, even if you don’t like Queen or string theory:

http://io9.com/so-this-physics-grad-student-made-a-mindblowing-bohemia-1333515132?autoplay=1

(For the YouTube version, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rjbtsX7twc&feature=c4-overview&list=UUTev4RNBiu6lqtx8z1e87fQ)

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