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CFP: Black Hole Initiative Essay Competition

As the first interdisciplinary center for the study of black holes, the Black Hole Initiative (BHI, https://bhi.fas.harvard.edu/) is a nexus for scholars from fields in which black holes play prominent roles: Mathematics, Philosophy, Astronomy, Physics and History. A central mission of the BHI is to foster cross-disciplinary studies and communication of results in the rapidly growing area of black hole science. Engaging essays that illuminate research and ideas are solicited for a competition, with monetary awards for the top 5 papers.
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2017-18 Beyond Spacetime Essay Prize Winners

The 2017-18 Beyond Spacetime Essay Prize in the philosophy of quantum gravity goes to

• Adam Koberinski (Western): Problems with the cosmological constant problem
• David Wallace (Southern California): Why black hole information loss is paradoxical

Congratulations!

As always, the papers are being made available on the philsci archive.

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CFP: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2017

The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize, which is awarded yearly for the best work in History and/or Philosophy of Modern Physics, done by a student as a requirement for a Masters Thesis. The price carries a 2000 euro award. Nominations for this Prize need to be submitted by a supervisor of the nominee.
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Call: 2017 Essay Prize in the Philosophy of Quantum Gravity

We are pleased to announce our third essay contest, for papers from philosophers or physicists that address issues in the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity. Full details here: https://beyondspacetime.net/2017-essay-prize-contest/. The winners will receive $1000, a visit to UIC or Geneva, and publication in the anthology that we are editing. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit – and we emphasize that the scope of the contest includes metaphysical investigations of the subject.

Nick Huggett
Baptiste Le Bihan
Christian Wüthrich

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Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science

The *Call for nominations for the 2017 edition is open until 15th December 2016. *The prize acknowledges a work of outstanding excellence in the domain of the Philosophy of Science, either regarding general epistemological problems or particular scientific areas.
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Reminder: Call for nominations for the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016

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?

What is structure?
2017 Essay Prize

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.
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