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Bonn: Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Physics

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow PhD students and early-career scholars to spend 3 months, 6 months or an entire academic year (9 months) at the University of Bonn to work on any topic in history and philosophy of physics. They have no formal duties apart from following their own research agenda and interacting with the other historians and philosophers of physics in Bonn. Hertz fellows are provided with:
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Bonn: Postdoc and graduate funding in history and philosophy of physics

The University of Bonn invites applications for a five-year postdoc in history and philosophy of physics, as well as applications for a graduate studentship (four years of full funding) to pursue a PhD in the same subject. For details see https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html

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Postdoctoral positions: Black Hole Initiative, Harvard

*Postdoctoral Research Positions*

*THE BLACK HOLE INITIATIVE*
*HARVARD UNIVERSITY*

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The BHI is the first interdisciplinary research center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes. It will be located within Harvard University at 20 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA. Current senior members of the BHI include Harvard faculty Avi Loeb (director), Peter Galison (History & Philosophy of Science), Ramesh Narayan (Astronomy), Andy Strominger (Physics) and Shing-Tung Yau (Mathematics), as well as SAO astronomer Sheperd Doeleman (Director of the Event Horizon Telescope project). Successful candidates will have access to our new computing facilities and will have the opportunity to interact and work with researchers above in multiple fields, including (but of course not limited to):
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SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science 2018

SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI LOGICA E FILOSOFIA DELLE SCIENZE

SILFS PRIZE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2018

1. The Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS), in order to promote research in philosophy of science, establishes a prize called “SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science”.

2. The prize is awarded every two years.

3. Eligibility: all scholars affiliated to Italian/foreign Universities or Research Institutions, irrespective of their role, nationality, or gender, who have not yet reached the age of 40 by the deadline of this call for application.
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Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2018

The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize, which is awarded annually for the best work in History and/or Philosophy of Modern Physics, done by a student as a requirement for a Masters Thesis. The prize carries a 2000 euro award. Nominations for this Prize need to be submitted by a supervisor of the nominee before November 2, 2018.

For more details I refer to the Stipulations 2018.

The Jury:

Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota)
Klaas Landsman (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Christopher Lehner (Max Planck Institute for History of Science)
Michiel Seevinck

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CfA: 7th HPS Tuebingen Summer School – with Thomas Ryckman

The Forum Scientiarum (University of Tuebingen) kindly invites 15 graduate students and young researchers in the field of philosophy, physics, and mathematics, to apply for the 7th Summer School on the History and Philosophy of Science:

August 6th – August 10th, 2018

**What can we learn today from Einstein’s interface of physics and philosophy?**

five lectures by *Thomas Ryckman* (Stanford University)

and a keynote lecture by *Jeroen Van Dongen* (University of Amsterdam)
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LMU Munich: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP

http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_2018/index.html

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2018. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory.

Application deadline: April 15 2018

For more information and details see: http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_2018/index.html

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