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PhD positions, graduate student conferences etc.

Bristol: Research Associate

Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Salary: £31,656 – 35,609
Closing date for applications: 25-Oct-2016

Based in the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts, Cotham House Bristol BS6 6JL

The Analogue Simulation in Modern Physics project is a 21-month AHRC funded project with Principal Investigator Dr. Karim Thébault (Bristol) and Co-Investigator Prof. Stephan Hartmann (LMU Munich/MCMP). This project will involve investigation of the philosophical foundations of quantum simulation and analogue gravity, with a particular focus upon developing the idea of ‘analogue simulation’ as a novel form of scientific inference encompassing the two fields.
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Two Postdoctoral fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 1-year postdoctoral fellowships starting sometime between April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is not possible.)
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Western: Postdoc in foundations of physics

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in foundations of physics with a unique opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with physicists and philosophers.
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Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Call for nominations

Maybe we will see the first female winner of the prize this year, who knows? Anyway, here is the call for nominations:

The Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize is awarded on a yearly basis by the President of Radboud University Nijmegen for the best thesis/paper(s)/essay(s) in the History and Philosophy of Physics, submitted elsewhere towards a Master’s (or comparable) degree. Candidates should be nominated by their academic advisor(s) by 1 November 2016.
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Essay Prize: What is structure?

2017 Essay Prize: What is structure?

The Metaphysics of Entanglement Project
University of Oxford

The Metaphysics of Entanglement Project is pleased to announce their 2017 Essay Prize. The winner of the Prize will receive £250.

Topic: What is structure?
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Milan: two postdocs at the Centre for Philosophy of Time

The first of two calls for PosDocs at the Center for Philosophy of Time in Milan is out!

We are looking for a researcher who has a research specialism in temporal issues with respect to at least one of the following areas: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science. We will be looking for an analogous profile in the second call. Ideally we aim at making one hire with an area of research specialism in the metaphysics of time, and one hire with an area of research specialism in temporal aspects within philosophy of mind. PhD is strongly preferred.

The call is out till 10 May 2016. Please send all documents to unimi@postecert.it and borse_assegni@unimi.it. Interviews (via Skype) for those shortlisted will be 16 May, starting from 14:00. The position will start on 1 June (and not 1 May, as originally planned). Duration of the grant is 14 months. Neat salary slightly over 1.850 € per month. The second call will be out in the next weeks, and the position will start in September or October.

If you are interested in any of the two positions, please apply to both (even if you cannot start on 1 June), so that we can better plan the hiring. Specify at the beginning of your research project whether you can start on 1 June and what would be your preferred starting date(s).

You can find the complete text of the call at http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/assegni_ricerca/99818.htm, and further details about the job at http://www.centreforphilosophyoftime.it/news/

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Western, 11-12 June 2016: Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

University of Western Ontario, 11-12 June 2016

http://philphysics.uwo.ca/

Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics is a two day workshop taking place June 11-12, 2016 at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo, and Research Western.
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