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

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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101 Prime Resources on Advanced Mathematics

This blog has been featured on a list of “101 Prime Sites on Advanced Math”, an excellent collection of blogs and websites for various aspects of learning and teaching advanced mathematics, from number theory to combinatorics, and also including some physics and computer programming. I haven’t checked out most of the websites and blogs featured on the list (though I knew some), but I am certain it will be of great interest to many readers of this blog. Check it out!

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London’s Institute of Art and Ideas Debate on Physics and Reality

The Institute of Art and Ideas in London has just released a new debate online that might be of interest to our readers: Uncovering Reality features Cambridge Professor of Applied Mathematics David Tong, quantum physicist Lev Vaidman and philosopher Hilary Lawson challenging the ability of maths and physics to describe the fundamental nature of reality.

The debate can be watched at http://iai.tv/video/uncovering-reality.
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3:AM Interview with Tim Maudlin

3:AM Magazine has just published a few days ago another interview by Richard Marshall with a philosopher of physics: this time it is with Tim Maudlin. I haven’t read it yet, but am looking forward to do so!

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3:AM Interview with Jonathan Bain

3:AM Magazine has recently published an interview by Richard Marshall with Jonathan Bain about philosophy and physics, and philosophy of physics, of course. They hit on a number of Bain’s important articles. It’s great to see philosophy of physics get some publicity, and good one at that!

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New blog and website: beyondspacetime.net

In order to promote the seminar on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity (to take place in Chicago in September), and to foster the establishment of a community working in this area, Nick Huggett have started a new blog and website dedicated to the philosophy of quantum gravity at beyondspacetime.net. Well, in fact it is our second attempt of doing so: after an intriguing allegation that we have violated their terms of service, blog.com has put an end to our first try (at beyondspacetime.blog.com). And since they have yet to respond to our inquiries as to the reasons for the shut down, we have decided to take our business elsewhere: to beyondspacetime.net.

Please visit us there–the plan is not only to post updates on the Chicago seminar on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity, but quite generally promote the field and the interaction between interested philosophers, physicists, and mathematicians.

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New Lecture Notes Series by Minkowski Institute Press

The Minkowski Institute Press under the leadership of Vesselin Petkov has started a new lecture notes series. It is off to a promising start: its first two volume are based on lecture notes from the early 1970s by Bob Geroch on the foundations of general relativity and quantum field theory. I understand that there should very soon be a third volume by Geroch–on geometrized quantum mechanics. The books can be purchased at amazon at the very inexpensive prize of $12 in the US, which includes a free e-book (with proof of purchase, otherwise the e-book is $5).

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New blog: beyondspacetime.blog.com

Nick Huggett and I have just started a new blog, beyondspacetime.blog.com, which will offer a forum for posts and discussion on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity. The new blog’s primary purpose over the next few months is to offer a point of information regarding an upcoming conference/seminar on the foundations of QG, which will take place in Chicago in September. The blog’s more long-term purpose will be to help forge a community of philosophers and physicists interested in the philosophy and foundations of QG. Check it out!

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New mailing list for events in philosophy of physics in and around Munich

philphysmunich is a subscription based electronic mailing list for the announcement of events relating to the foundations and philosophy of physics within Munich. In general, these will be talks, conferences, workshops or public lectures. The intended users of the list include physicists, philosophers and historians of physics.

In order to subscribe, please visit https://lists.lrz.de/mailman/listinfo/philphysmunich to sign up.

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Podcast with David Albert

I’m a bit late, but I found this link to a podcast interview with David Albert on the philosophy of physics and his controversy with Larry Krauss and other things on Brian Leiter’s blog.

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