CFP: Early Career Workshop in History and Philosophy of Physics

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Conference date(s):
April 11, 2019 - April 12, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsboro, United States

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The event will immediately precede a workshop on Quantum Field Theories, taking place on April 12-13, 2019.

Submission Instructions
Please submit an extended abstract (max. 750 words) through Easychair ( Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and saved as a PDF file. If you have never used Easychair before you will need to create an account. Once you have an account follow the link provided above and follow the instructions to upload the PDF file of your abstract.

Submissions are due by January 15, 2019.

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 subfields of physics, such as cosmology and astrophysics, particle physics, quantum gravity, and condensed matter physics, in addition to 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. This workshop aims to bring together early career scholars in the history and philosophy of physics working on these and related topics.

Keynote Speaker: 
Katherine Brading, Duke University

Organizing Committee: 

Kerry McKenzie (UCSD)
Casey McCoy (Edinburgh)
Michael Miller (Toronto)
Laura Ruetsche (Michigan)
Jennifer Whyte (Pittsburgh) 
Porter Williams (USC)

For more info: 
Cheryl Greer [email protected]

Sponsored by the Center for Philosophy of Science

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