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Summer school on history of space

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences has organized a Summer School on The History of Space in Mathematics and Physics. The Summer School will be held in Leipzig from Monday, June 29th, to Saturday, July 4th, 2020. The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the notion of space, and will feature lectures by Michael Friedman (Stanford), Robert Di Salle (Western University), Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund), Jeffrey Weeks (Geometry Games), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS), and Vincenzo De Risi. The School will be opened by an inaugural lecture by astrophysicist Richard Ellis (University College London).
All the lectures and discussions of the School will be in English, and the applicants are requested to be able to explain their views in this language.

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Last CFP: The 20th UK and European Conference on Foundations of Physics


8-10 July 2020, La Sorbonne, Paris

Following the very successful previous editions at Utrecht (2018) and London (2016), this conference will bring philosophers of physics and physicists to a historic auditorium at the old Sorbonne in which Marie Curie gave her first lecture in 1906. 50 contributed talks and 5 invited speakers will cover the most diverse foundational aspects of physical theory and experiment. Parallel sessions will address the philosophy of quantum physics, space-time physics including quantum gravity, and statistical mechanics.
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The Epistemology of the LHC: Postdoc and doctoral positions

The Research Unit “The Epistemology of the LHC”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), invites applications for

2 Postdoctoral and 5 Doctoral positions
in the fields of philosophy of science, history of science, social studies of science, and physics.
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CFP: Workshop ‘Metaphysics of Physics’, Bonn, 31 March – 2 April 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (Bonn, Deadline: 19.01.2020)

Call for abstracts for Workshop “Metaphysics of Physics”, Bonn, 31 March – 2 April 2020

The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. The workshop takes place 31 March – 2 April 2020 at the University of Bonn and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG ( The AGPhil organizes a small workshop on “Metaphysics of Physics”. Contributions in this area are especially welcome.

Confirmed speakers so far:

Karen Crowther (Oslo)
Matt Farr (Cambridge)
Andreas Hüttemann (Cologne)
Christopher Timpson (Oxford)
Alastair Wilson (Birmingham)

If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of about 200 words by 19 January 2020 (ignore the stated 15 December 2019 abstract submission deadline on the website), using the online-form at

As conference fees are not trivial (, speakers who have difficulties paying the conference fees should contact us about possible travel grants.

We look forward to seeing you in Bonn!

Meinard Kuhlmann
Radin Dardashti
Christian Wüthrich

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Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference: Western Ontario, 25-26 June 2020

The 20th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, June 25-26, 2020, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that James Owen Weatherall (University of California, Irvine) will be giving the keynote address.

Call for Papers:
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Wuppertal: W2 Professorship in Philosophy of Science

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research (IZWT) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal

is seeking a

University Professor of Philosophy

Pay scale group: W 2 State Remuneration Act (LBesG) NRW (pursuant to section 36 Higher Education Act (HG) NRW)

to start in October 2020.
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PhD fellowships at UIC

Our new Templeton grant will make possible a modest additional fellowship for PhD students admitted to UIC as Teaching Assistants to pursue philosophy of physics.

“A two-year top-up fellowship of $2,500/year is available for a suitable student admitted with a TAship. The student would have demonstrated interest and ability in philosophy of physics, and working with the Beyond Spacetime group under the direction of Professor Nick Huggett. No special application is required, but the application should address qualification to pursue philosophy of physics, and suitable candidates will be interviewed by Professor Huggett before a decision is reached.”

Please pass this on to any undergraduates considering where to apply for graduate school for philosophy of physics.

Information on applying to UIC is found here:

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