Tatjana Afanassjewa and her legacy: New perspectives on irreversibility
Date: June 17 & 18 2017
Speakers: Jeremy Butterfield (University of Cambridge); Leah Henderson (University of Groningen); Patricia Palacios (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy); Jos Uffink (University of Minnesota); Giovanni Valente (University of Pittsburgh & Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy); Pauline van Wierst (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa); Charlotte Werndl (University of Salzburg & LSE London); Lena Zuchowski (University of Salzburg)
Location: Salzburg, Hellbrunner Straße 34: Hörsaal 402 (Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät)
The University of Split will be hosting a summer school on space and time in physics and philosophy, to take place in Split, 4-7 July 2017. There will be a joint conference on space, time, and causality in physics and philosophy on 6-7 July 2017. For more information, please visit http://mapmf.pmfst.unist.hr/~sokolic/doku.php?id=2017:start2017
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is hosting a conference on Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime on June 12-14, 2017, in London, Ontario. All are welcome to attend, but we ask those interested in joining us to register for planning purposes. The conference is held in conjunction with the LMP conference, on June 15-16th. Below the fold is a more detailed description of the conference theme.
The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in philosophy of science, broadly construed. The successful candidate will be expected to begin the appointment prior to the start of Caltech’s fall term on September 25, 2017, and to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate courses during each of the two years. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.
The Center for Philosophy of Science at Pittsburgh is hosting an early career workshop in philosophy of astrophysics and cosmology, Oct. 28-29, 2017.
Philosophy of astrophysics and philosophy of cosmology are still emerging fields within philosophy of physics and general philosophy of science. The overall aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and researchers in the physical sciences to collectively explore epistemological and methodological issues in philosophy of astrophysics and cosmology with particular attention to the contributions of observational and experimental evidence in these fields. Some of the topics with which we aim to engage include: the validity of simulation assumptions, use of models and theories in data processing, considerations invoked when integrating different theoretical and/or methodological resources in one application, potential strategies for constraining theory, and principled constraints on what we can know.
Keynote speakers: Wendy Freedman (Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago), and Michela Massimi (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh)
Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted by June 30, see the CFP for further details.
WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM STRUCTURES (IQSA-2017), CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
An intermediate workshop on Quantum Structures 2017 will be hosted by the International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA) from Tuesday July 4th to Friday the 7th at the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The workshop is a satellite event of the 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL), see:
The Forum Scientiarum (University of Tuebingen, http://www.forum-scientiarum.uni-tuebingen.de/) kindly invites 20 graduate students and young researchers in the field of philosophy, physics and mathematics, to apply for the 5th Summer School on the History and Philosophy of Science:
Tuebingen, July 31st–August 4th, 2017
Understanding Relativity Theory: Special and General
Five lectures by Harvey Brown (University of Oxford)
and a keynote lecture by Dennis Lehmkuhl (Caltech)