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Call for nominations: 2021 Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize

The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the 2021 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 14, 2021. We would also like to issue a special encouragement for the nomination of candidates from underrepresented groups. 


Recent winners of the HJMP include Emilia Margoni, Grace Field, Ruward Mulder, James Read, Neil Dewar and Ben Feintzeig.

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Du Châtelet Prize 2021: Elder and Ohnesorge

The winners of the 2021 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics are:

  • Jamee Elder, for her paper “On the ‘direct detection’ of gravitational waves”

and

  • Miguel Ohnesorge, for his paper “Pluralising measurement”

Jamee Elder completed her PhD at the University of Notre Dame and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University. Miguel Ohnesorge is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Congratulations to them, and many thanks to everyone who submitted their wonderful papers for this year’s prize.

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Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2020 winner: Emilia Margoni

The 2020 Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize in history and philosophy of modern physics is awarded to Emilia Margoni for her Thesis An investigation into temporal becoming within timeless strategies in physics, submitted to the Sapienza University in Rome. 

This Thesis discusses the question of  whether and how the metaphysical notion of “becoming”  relates to the treatment of time in modern physical theories. 

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Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize

The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the 2020 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 15, 2020. We would also like to issue a special encouragement for the nomination of  candidates from underrepresented groups. 

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Lakatos Award 2020: Nicholas Shea

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Lakatos Award, which goes to Nicholas Shea for his book Representation in Cognitive Science (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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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Cushing Prize 2020: John Dougherty

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce that Dr. John Dougherty, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, has been chosen as the winner of the 2020 James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in the History and Philosophy of
Physics for his paper, “Large Gauge Transformations and the Strong CP
Problem,” which is forthcoming in *Studies in the History and Philosophy of
Modern Physics*.
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Call for nominations: 2020 Cushing Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020 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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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 2020 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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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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