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Author of this post: Christian Wüthrich

Postdoc position in philosophy of physics / metaphysics of science: Grenoble

Call for Applications:
Postdoc 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 1-year postdoc position attached to the Chair within the interdisciplinary project ‘The entanglement of physics and philosophy’ starting 1 January 2020 (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.
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Special Issue on Dark Matter & Modified Gravity

Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Deadline: 1 DECEMBER 2019

INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON DARK MATTER & MODIFIED GRAVITY

Astrophysical and cosmological observations as well as explanatory gaps in the Standard Model of particle physics imply the existence of dark matter and/or a modification of our best theory of space, time and gravity, namely general relativity and its Newtonian limit. We invite historical and/or philosophical contributions on dark matter (DM) and/or modified gravity (MG) and especially the interface between these two research programmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
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Oxford-Notre Dame-Bonn workshop: 3-4 September 2019

Nic Teh, Dennis Lehmkuhl and James Read are very happy to announce the first Oxford-Notre Dame-Bonn workshop on the foundations of spacetime theories. The workshop will be held in Pembroke College, Oxford, 3rd-4th September 2019. Please see here for a provisional programme. Space is limited, so those wishing to reserve a place should email James Read in advance.

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Call for Applications: PhD Position in Philosophy of Physics or Philosophy of Science at Geneva

Call for Applications: PhD Position in Philosophy of Physics or Philosophy of Science

Department of Philosophy
University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a PhD position in philosophy of physics or in philosophy of science. This position is initially for two years, but is renewable for a total of up to five years. Please note that for this position, excellent French will be needed. The full ad in French follows:

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Second Chilean Conference on the Philosophy of Physics, 4-6 December 2019

We are delighted to announce the Second Chilean Conference on the Philosophy of Physics. The conference will be hosted by the Philosophy Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. It will be held in Santiago, between december 4 and 6.
We invite scholars to submit an abstract of 500-1000 words to phil.phys.chile@gmail.com, before september 5. Notifications by september 20.

Invited speakers:
Jeffrey Bub (University of Maryland)
Michel Janssen (University of Minnesota)
Juha Saatsi (University of Leeds)

For any questions, please write to phil.phys.chile@gmail.com. For more information, please visit https://philphyschile.wixsite.com/2019

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Lakatos Award 2019: de Regt

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Lakatos Award, which goes to Henk W. de Regt for his book Understanding Scientific Understanding (Oxford University Press, 2017).

The Lakatos Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, broadly construed, in the form of a book published in English during the previous five years. 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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Job: Scientific Collaborator, University of Geneva

Call for Applications:

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

University of Geneva

The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’. The position will be funded for up to 9 months from the starting date.
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