SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI LOGICA E FILOSOFIA DELLE SCIENZE
SILFS PRIZE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2018
1. The Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS), in order to promote research in philosophy of science, establishes a prize called “SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science”.
2. The prize is awarded every two years.
3. Eligibility: all scholars affiliated to Italian/foreign Universities or Research Institutions, irrespective of their role, nationality, or gender, who have not yet reached the age of 40 by the deadline of this call for application.
The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the 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 2, 2018.
For more details I refer to the Stipulations 2018.
Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota)
Klaas Landsman (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Christopher Lehner (Max Planck Institute for History of Science)
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.
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
As always, the papers are being made available on the philsci archive.
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.
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.
Baptiste Le Bihan
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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