CFP: Early Career Workshop in History and Philosophy of Physics

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Workshop dates: April 11-12, 2019
Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Confirmed Keynote Speaker
Katherine Brading (Duke University)

The history and philosophy of physics is an intellectually diverse field which has become increasingly engaged with issues of interest to contemporary practicing physicists. One of the driving forces of this intellectual diversity has been early career philosophers, historians, and physicists exploring topics of foundational import in a broad range of sub fields of physics, such as cosmology and astrophysics, particle physics, quantum gravity, and condensed matter physics, alongside more traditional issues in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and spacetime physics. In several cases, historians and philosophers have contributed directly to methodological debates taking place within the physics community.
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Bonn: New Group for History and Philosophy of Physics

Dennis Lehmkuhl has accepted a faculty position at the University of Bonn, where a new group for history and philosophy of physics will be created. For details of the planned research projects, and soon for announcements of postdoctoral, doctoral and visiting fellowships, see the website of the new group,

UPDATE 5 November 2018:
The Lichtenberg Group led by Dennis Lehmkuhl is part of the larger local group in the philosophy and history of physics at the University of Bonn. For more information on the entire group and its activities, please visit

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Northwestern: New Grant/Sabbatical Opportunity

Applications are being accepted through 1 Dec. 2018* for grant support for an interdisciplinary visitor (a philosopher, theologian, …) to be resident at the new Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) at Northwestern University. The CFP webpage describes the opportunity and proposal requirements ( for applications to be submitted via this website.

*Any extensions of the deadline date will be announced on the web page.

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Bonn, 22-24 May 2019: Simplicities and Complexities

International Conference on Simplicities and Complexities
22-24 May 2019
Bonn, Germany
Call for Papers – Deadline: 15 January 2019

“Simplicities and Complexities” will take place from 22 to 24 May 2019 at the University of Bonn, Germany. It aims to bring together scientists and scholars from a spectrum of disciplines such as physics, biology, ecology, chemistry, and computational science, as well as from philosophy, sociology, and history of science. This conference is organized by the interdisciplinary, DFG- and FWF-funded research unit “Epistemology of the LHC”.
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Postdoctoral positions: Black Hole Initiative, Harvard

*Postdoctoral Research Positions*


Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The BHI is the first interdisciplinary research center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes. It will be located within Harvard University at 20 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA. Current senior members of the BHI include Harvard faculty Avi Loeb (director), Peter Galison (History & Philosophy of Science), Ramesh Narayan (Astronomy), Andy Strominger (Physics) and Shing-Tung Yau (Mathematics), as well as SAO astronomer Sheperd Doeleman (Director of the Event Horizon Telescope project). Successful candidates will have access to our new computing facilities and will have the opportunity to interact and work with researchers above in multiple fields, including (but of course not limited to):
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Funding opportunities at the Center for Fundamental Physics at Northwestern

The Center for Fundamental Physics at Northwestern has issued an initial call for applications for interdisciplinary visiting fellowships. The first round of applications is being accepted between Sept. 15, 2018 and Dec. 1, 2018 for stays to start in 2019.
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SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science 2018



1. The Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (SILFS), in order to promote research in philosophy of science, establishes a prize called “SILFS Prize for the Philosophy of Science”.

2. The prize is awarded every two years.

3. Eligibility: all scholars affiliated to Italian/foreign Universities or Research Institutions, irrespective of their role, nationality, or gender, who have not yet reached the age of 40 by the deadline of this call for application.
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