sábado, 10 de agosto de 2013

Seminar on the Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity

27-29 September 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago

The investigation of quantum gravity has been central to theoretical physics for at least two decades, but philosophy has only engaged with this field in very a fragmentary way. The purpose of this meeting is bring together people with research agendas in quantum gravity, to present their work and develop some common understanding of philosophical topics, questions, approaches, and solutions. Because the field is very new, many of those involved are near or recent PhDs – along with established scholars, they are encouraged to attend, to share their work or learn.

Organized by Nick Huggett and Christian Wüthrich

Invited speakers: 

Jeremy Butterfield, University of Cambridge
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Jeffrey Harvey, University of Chicago
(and Nick Huggett and Christian Wüthrich)

For the full program, see http://beyondspacetime.net/seminar-program/.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. For instructions, see http://beyondspacetime.net/call-for-papers/.

We are happy to announce that, with support from the National Science Foundation, we are able to offer four travel bursaries for ABD graduate students (those currently in a PhD program who have completed all coursework and qualifying exams) to attend the conference. (We will also consider applications from PhDs who have defended in 2013, if they have no full-time academic position before October 2013.) The bursaries are worth up to $500 in travel expenses.

For details on how to apply for a graduate travel awards, please see http://beyondspacetime.net/graduate-travel-awards/.

For more information on the seminar, see http://beyondspacetime.net/.

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