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New blog: ‘Doing Physics Right’

There is a new blog on the foundations of physics, and on the foundations of spacetime theories in particular, associated with the Minkowski Institute, with the ambitious title ‘Doing Physics Right’: https://doingphysicsright.wordpress.com/.

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2.5m Euro project on LHC physics at Wuppertal

As reported by Daily Nous earlier today, a team consisting of philosophers, physicists, historians and sociologists of physics have won a 2.5m Euro grant for a interdisciplinary project on the physics of the Large Hadron Collider. Congratulations! The project will be centered at the University of Wuppertal and led by spokesperson Gregor Schiemann. I quote from Daily Nous:
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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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Putnam’s “sardonic comment”

Hilary Putnam has a new blog (appropriately?) called “Sardonic comment”, which can be found here. The reason I post this here is that he also discusses issues in the philosophy of physics, e.g. pertaining to the measurement problem in quantum mechanics.

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Seminar on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity: live now!

Yesterday, our seminar on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity was off to an excellent start, including the live blogging on the talks. We are about to start the second day, so please go to http://beyondspacetime.net/ to follow the live blogging, and for the program and handouts and slides!

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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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