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Author of this post: Christian Wüthrich

Black Hole Initiative conference videos

All of the BHI Second Annual Conference talks are now uploaded on the
BHI channel on YouTube at as well as the BHI website ( You will find the Keynote by Ranier Weiss as well as the popular session, moderated by Ramesh Narayan, “How will we prove Black Holes are Real” and the lovely “Remembering Stephen Hawking” by Andy Strominger and Malcom Perry.


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BJPS is considering a new editorial policy…

As some of you know, I have assumed the role of associate editor for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science at the beginning of this year. One of the biggest problems we all face is that of finding useful and reliable referees. So BJPS wants the wider profession to consider and discuss a new proposal for an editorial policy, which is supposed to address this. It is explained here:

We encourage discussion of this, so please do leave comments if you have thoughts about this!

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CFP: Black Hole Initiative Essay Competition

As the first interdisciplinary center for the study of black holes, the Black Hole Initiative (BHI, 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.
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CfA: 7th HPS Tuebingen Summer School – with Thomas Ryckman

The Forum Scientiarum (University of Tuebingen) kindly invites 15 graduate students and young researchers in the field of philosophy, physics, and mathematics, to apply for the 7th Summer School on the History and Philosophy of Science:

August 6th – August 10th, 2018

**What can we learn today from Einstein’s interface of physics and philosophy?**

five lectures by *Thomas Ryckman* (Stanford University)

and a keynote lecture by *Jeroen Van Dongen* (University of Amsterdam)
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Public talk: Fay Dowker, Geneva, 17 May 2018

I would like to draw your attention to the following public talk, which is organized by the “service de communication” of the University of Geneva, with the support of the Geneva Symmetry Group (

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 18h30, Uni Dufour (room will be advertised):

Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London:

Past, Present and Future: The Science of Time
(The talk will be in English, with simultaneous translation into French.)
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LMU Munich: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2018. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory.

Application deadline: April 15 2018

For more information and details see:

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LSE: Fellowship in philosophy of physics

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for an exciting fellowship position in philosophy of physics.
Deadline: 23:59 BST, 9 May 2018

The LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a 1 year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy, which has the potential to be extended by 1–2 further years subject to performance and funding availability. The post will begin 3 September 2018, at a salary of £34,736 plus pension benefits. The area of specialty is philosophy of physics.
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