Geneva: Scientific Collaborator in philosophy of physics or metaphysics

Call for Applications:

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

University of Geneva

The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’. The position will be funded for up to 21 months from the starting date.

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CFA: Junior Visiting Fellowships in Philosophy of Quantum Gravity, Geneva

Call for Applications:
JUNIOR VISITING FELLOWSHIPS in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva (the Geneva Symmetry Group) solicits applications for short- to medium-term junior visiting fellowships for advanced PhD students and recent PhDs, to visit the group anytime between now and June 2018. The fellowships are funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’.

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Talk: Alexei Grinbaum

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present the first talk of the academic year by Alexei Grinbaum (CEA-Saclay/LARSIM) next week:

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 18:00-19:30, Room L107 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:

Alexei Grinbaum (CEA-Saclay/LARSIM): How device-independent approaches change the meaning of physical theory

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.
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Talk: Sam Fletcher

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present the last talk of the academic year by Sam Fletcher (University of Minnesota) this week:

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 18:00-19:30, Room L107 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:

Samuel Fletcher (Minnesota): Reduction, emergence, and direct limits

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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Talks: Karim Thébault

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present two talks by Karim Thébault (University of Bristol) this week (abstract below):

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 18:00-19:30, Room L107 at 2, Rue De-Candolle:

Karim Thébault (Bristol): Cosmic singularity resolution via quantum evolution

and

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 16:15-17:45, Room B002, Uni Bastions:

Karim Thébault (Bristol): Prolegomenon to a philosophy of analogue experiment

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Talk: Tim Palmer

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present

Tim Palmer (University of Oxford):
What physics needs is not a quantum theory of gravity – but rather a gravitational theory of the quantum

Wednesday, 5 April, 18:00
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Talk: Tiziana Vistarini

The Geneva Symmetry Group, Beyond Spacetime, and the Space and Time After Quantum Gravity Project are happy to present

Tiziana Vistarini (University of Colorado, Boulder):
Metaphysics within the string physics

Wednesday, 29 March, 18:00, skyped in from Chicago
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