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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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Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics

Submissions are invited for the 2020 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics. The topic for this year’s prize is: Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890.
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Lakatos Award 2019: de Regt

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Lakatos Award, which goes to Henk W. de Regt for his book Understanding Scientific Understanding (Oxford University Press, 2017).

The Lakatos Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, broadly construed, in the form of a book published in English during the previous five years. The Lakatos Award was made possible by a generous endowment from the Latsis Foundation, in memory of the former LSE professor Imre Lakatos. It is administered by an international Management Committee, which is organised from the LSE but entirely independent of LSE’s Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. The Committee decides the outcome of the Award competition on the basis of advice from an anonymous panel of Selectors who produce detailed reports on the shortlisted books.
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2019 Du Châtelet Prize Winner: Adwait Parker

The winner of the 2019 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics is Adwait Parker, for his paper “Newton on Active and Passive Quantities of Matter”. Parker will give his prize lecture at Duke University on April 4th at 4:30pm, as part of a workshop. This workshop is free and open to all.
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2019 Cushing Prize Winner: Neil Dewar

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Neil Dewar, an Assistant Professor in the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics, for his paper, “Maxwell Gravitation,” which was published in Philosophy of Science in 2018.

Dewar was nominated by Professor Stephan Hartmann, also with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. In his nomination, Professor Hartmann writes: “Dewar’s paper is an important and insightful contribution to the foundations of Newtonian gravitation: specifically, to a recent debate about the proper spacetime setting for that theory…. Overall, the paper is a rich and powerful piece of philosophy of physics, which will remain an important work in foundations of spacetime theories for some time to come.”

The Cushing Prize includes a cash award of $2,000 and an invitation to deliver the 2019 Cushing Memorial Prize Lecture at Notre Dame.

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2nd Call: Du Châtelet prize in philosophy of physics

REMINDER of upcoming deadline, February 17th

Duke University is pleased to announce the Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, an award that celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically.
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Cushing Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics – Call for Nominations

James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics
Call for Nominations

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 Cushing
Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics.

Eligible for nomination are works by what we term “younger scholars,”
meaning individuals who are within five years of the receipt of the Ph.D,
and work in any area of the history and philosophy of physics may be
nominated.
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