The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for Fellowships supporting visits in the Center for a term or an academic year during the year 2020-2021. For details, visit the Center Website, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.
The Center is pleased to announce that Nick Huggett will be the Senior Visiting Fellow for the academic year September 2020 – April 2021. We encourage applications for Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellowships from scholars whose research intersects with Professor Huggett’s.
In particular, one postdoc may be in the philosophy of cosmology, of quantum gravity, or of spacetime theories:
Call for Papers: Conference on the Foundations of Cosmology and Quantum Gravity (FCQG 2020)
At New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on January 19-21, 2020.
The conference is being jointly sponsored by the NYUAD Institute and two generous grants from the Templeton Foundation—one supporting the ‘Beyond Spacetime’ project based at Illinois-Chicago and Geneva, and the other supporting the `New Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology’ based at UC-Irvine and Western University.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics. The topic for this year’s prize is: Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890.
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.
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:
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.
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: