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PhD positions, graduate student conferences etc.

Summer school on history of space

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences has organized a Summer School on The History of Space in Mathematics and Physics. The Summer School will be held in Leipzig from Monday, June 29th, to Saturday, July 4th, 2020. The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the notion of space, and will feature lectures by Michael Friedman (Stanford), Robert Di Salle (Western University), Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund), Jeffrey Weeks (Geometry Games), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS), and Vincenzo De Risi. The School will be opened by an inaugural lecture by astrophysicist Richard Ellis (University College London).
All the lectures and discussions of the School will be in English, and the applicants are requested to be able to explain their views in this language.

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The Epistemology of the LHC: Postdoc and doctoral positions

The Research Unit “The Epistemology of the LHC”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), invites applications for

2 Postdoctoral and 5 Doctoral positions
in the fields of philosophy of science, history of science, social studies of science, and physics.
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Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference: Western Ontario, 25-26 June 2020

The 20th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, June 25-26, 2020, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that James Owen Weatherall (University of California, Irvine) will be giving the keynote address.

Call for Papers:
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Bonn: Hertz Fellowships in History and Philosophy of Physics

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow graduate 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 the 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.
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PhD fellowships at UIC

Our new Templeton grant will make possible a modest additional fellowship for PhD students admitted to UIC as Teaching Assistants to pursue philosophy of physics.

“A two-year top-up fellowship of $2,500/year is available for a suitable student admitted with a TAship. The student would have demonstrated interest and ability in philosophy of physics, and working with the Beyond Spacetime group under the direction of Professor Nick Huggett. No special application is required, but the application should address qualification to pursue philosophy of physics, and suitable candidates will be interviewed by Professor Huggett before a decision is reached.”

Please pass this on to any undergraduates considering where to apply for graduate school for philosophy of physics.

Information on applying to UIC is found here: https://phil.uic.edu/graduate/prospective-grads/

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CFP: Oxford Philosophy of Physics Graduate Conference, 6-7 February 2020

The Oxford Philosophy of Physics Graduate Conference

6-7th February 2019, Exeter College, Oxford

Keynote Speaker: Eleanor Knox (KCL)

The submission deadline for papers is 9th December.

We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy of physics and philosophy of science, particularly from those belonging to underrepresented groups.
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Call for nominations: 2019 Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize

From Jos Uffink:

The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the 2019 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 1, 2019. I would also like to issue a special encouragement for the nomination of candidates from underrepresented groups.
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