Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 19th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics has been extended from 15 February to 1 March 2018.
The conference will take place 10 – 13 July 2018 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Tuesday evening – Friday evening, with an optional excursion on Saturday 14 July). This follows on from the very successful previous editions at LSE (2016) and Munich (2013).
Second Call for Papers
9th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (P&C 2018)
(A satellite workshop to Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2018)
IUT de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
25-29 June 2018
Call for Applications:
PhD position in philosophy of physics / metaphysics of science
University Grenoble Alpes
The Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics in Grenoble solicits applications for a 3-year PhD position attached to the Chair within the interdisciplinary project ‘The entanglement of physics and philosophy’ starting 1 January 2019 (please see below for more information on the project). The Chair is part of the Cross Disciplinary Program ‘Quantum Engineering Grenoble’ (QuEnG), which aims to foster a pluridisciplinary environment for quantum technologies in Grenoble; more information on the QuEnG project and the Chair of Excellence can be found at https://quantum.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/ and https://quantum.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/fostering-the-ecosystem/our-chairs-of-excellence/philosophy-of-quantum-physics/lam-vincent-734540.htm?RH=1494950443893
Call for Applications
2018 Split Summer School in the Philosophy of Physics
The Chimera of Entropy
Split, Croatia, 16-21 July 2018
Entropy is among the most important but also most perplexing concepts in physics. It is also a polymorphic concept: introduced in thermodynamics, we now find it in statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, information theory, and black hole physics, to name just the most obvious. In this summer school, we will systematically explore the various concepts of entropy as they are used in state-of-the-art physics and evaluate their philosophical interpretations.
The summer school will consist in lectures and research talks. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work in short talks. We would like to emphasize that we are happy to accept scholars at any stage of their career (from students to senior faculty) as participants.
The Irvine-Munich-PoliMi-Salzburg network in philosophy and foundations of physics aims at fostering the collaboration between faculty, researchers and students based in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California Irvine, the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the Department of Mathematics and the META group at the Politecnico di Milano, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg.
We invite participants to attend a Workshop on Spacetime Functionalism, University of Geneva, March 1-2.
The aim of the workshop is to investigate how a functionalist approach may provide the relevant conceptual tools for understanding the nature of spacetime as described by fundamental physics. In particular, the idea is to explore spacetime functionalism in the context of quantum gravity, where it is suggested that spacetime is not fundamental, and the issue of emergence arises. We would like to discuss the analogy here with other forms of functionalism in philosophy—in particular in metaphysics and philosophy of mind.
David Albert (Columbia)
Carlos Barcelo (Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics)
Michael Esfeld (Lausanne)
Rasmus Jaksland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Eleanor Knox (King’s College London)
Vincent Lam (Geneva)
Baptiste Le Bihan (Geneva)
Joanna Luc (Jagiellonian)
Tushar Menon (Oxford)
James Read (Oxford)
Date: March 11, 2018
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
We invite participants at our annual Foundations of Modern Physics workshop. This year focuses on the foundations of particle physics.