Our new Templeton grant will make possible a modest additional fellowship for PhD students admitted to UIC as Teaching Assistants to pursue philosophy of physics.
“A two-year top-up fellowship of $2,500/year is available for a suitable student admitted with a TAship. The student would have demonstrated interest and ability in philosophy of physics, and working with the Beyond Spacetime group under the direction of Professor Nick Huggett. No special application is required, but the application should address qualification to pursue philosophy of physics, and suitable candidates will be interviewed by Professor Huggett before a decision is reached.”
Please pass this on to any undergraduates considering where to apply for graduate school for philosophy of physics.
Information on applying to UIC is found here: https://phil.uic.edu/graduate/prospective-grads/
Beyond the Standard Model: Historical-Critical Perspectives
Galileo Galilei Institute (GGI), Arcetri, October 13-27, 2019
This 2-week workshop is devoted to discuss ideas and methods in the
physics beyond the Standard Model, in particular by contextualizing and questioning their origins and developments from a historical and philosophical perspective.
Within this activity, we are pleased to announce a one-day Conference,
on Monday, October 21
The Oxford Philosophy of Physics Graduate Conference
6-7th February 2019, Exeter College, Oxford
Keynote Speaker: Eleanor Knox (KCL)
The submission deadline for papers is 9th December.
We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy of physics and philosophy of science, particularly from those belonging to underrepresented groups.
From Jos Uffink:
The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the 2019 Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize, which is awarded annually for the best work in History and/or Philosophy of Modern Physics, done by a student as a requirement for a Masters Thesis. The prize carries a 2000 euro award. Nominations for this Prize need to be submitted by a supervisor of the nominee before November 1, 2019. I would also like to issue a special encouragement for the nomination of candidates from underrepresented groups.
The Beyond Spacetime project of Nick Huggett (Illinois-Chicago) and Christian Wüthrich (Geneva) announces the award of a $600K grant from the John Templeton Foundation, to support their work on the project “Cosmology Beyond Spacetime”. Activities will include pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, speaker series, meetings, and publications. Follow the project on beyondspacetime.net, where some activities are already advertised; more information will follow soon.
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