CFA/CFP: Urbino Summer School on the Philosophy of Cosmology

*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*
*PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY*
*XXII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics*
17-20 June 2019, Urbino, Italy

The topic of the school is “Philosophy of Cosmology” and will feature lectures given by Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy), Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), and afternoon seminars given by Alfio Bonanno (INAF, Catania Astrophysical Observatory), Elena Pian (INAF, Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory, Bologna), Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino) and Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino).
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2019 Cushing Prize Winner: Neil Dewar

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Neil Dewar, an Assistant Professor in the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics, for his paper, “Maxwell Gravitation,” which was published in Philosophy of Science in 2018.

Dewar was nominated by Professor Stephan Hartmann, also with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. In his nomination, Professor Hartmann writes: “Dewar’s paper is an important and insightful contribution to the foundations of Newtonian gravitation: specifically, to a recent debate about the proper spacetime setting for that theory…. Overall, the paper is a rich and powerful piece of philosophy of physics, which will remain an important work in foundations of spacetime theories for some time to come.”

The Cushing Prize includes a cash award of $2,000 and an invitation to deliver the 2019 Cushing Memorial Prize Lecture at Notre Dame.

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Milan, 11 March 2019: Workshop “Interpreting Quantum Mechanics: Old and New Philosophical Problems”

Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mathematics – March 11, 2019

Quantum Mechanics is our most successful theory to account for the microscopic world. Yet, it is still beset with outstanding interpretational questions that have intrigued physicists, mathematicians and philosophers for almost a century. The present workshop aims at exploring some of the major foundational problems that arose already in the early formulations of the theory and continue to plague our understanding of quantum probabilities. The invited speakers are Michael Cuffaro (Western Ontario\Munich\Vienna), Molly Kao (Montreal), Miklos Rédei (London\Munich) and Jos Uffink (Minnesota). For more information on the program visit http://www.meta.polimi.it/?page_id=263&lang=en or contact Giovanni Valente (Politecnico di Milano) at giovanni.valente@polimi.it

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CFP: 5th Society for the Metaphysics of Science Conference, Toronto

The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be holding its fifth annual conference on November 7-9, 2019 at the University of Toronto.

Our keynote speaker will be Katherine Brading (Duke University).

In addition, Max Kistler (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will deliver a presidential address.

All other sessions will comprise submitted papers.
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CFA: MCMP Summer School in Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy is organising the sixth edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, taking place from 28th July to 3rd August 2019, and invites applications until 17th March 2019.
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CFP: Annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics (LMP) Graduate Conference, University of Western Ontario

The 19th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics (LMP) Graduate Conference will take place on Monday-Tuesday, June 10-11, 2019, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that David John Baker (the University of Michigan) will be giving the keynote address for this year’s LMP.
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Urbino Summer School: June 17-20

Call for Papers / Participation

The 22nd International School in Philosophy of Physics will be held in Urbino, on June 17th-20th, 2019. The topic of the school is “Philosophy of Cosmology” and will feature lectures given by Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy), Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), and afternoon seminars given by Alfio Bonanno (INAF, Catania Astrophysical Observatory), Elena Pian (INAF, Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory, Bologna), Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino) and Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino)

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