In this interview with the Johannes Büchs from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Dennis Lehmkuhl shares his view on black holes and why it has only been in recent years that the evidence for the presence of a black hole in the centre of our galaxy has been confirmed. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNyFksS6Fd0.
Postdoc position (full-time) in “COGY Project” - Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics at the Institute of Philosophy University Bonn
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in ERC Consolidator Grant “The Centre of Gravity Project” at the University of Bonn - Deadline for consideration is August 15, 2023. Further information here: https://history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html.
Balzan PhD and Postdoc positions in “Historical and philosophical aspects of solving the two-body problem in General Relativity” - Job Offer from June 01, 2023
We invite applications for a Balzan PhD and Postdoc positions in “Historical and philosophical aspects of solving the two-body problem in General Relativity”. The deadline for full consideration is July 15, 2023. For further information see "Jobs".
2 Million Euros for research in integrated history and philosophy of physics in the Lichtenberg Group
The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in philosophy of physics are welcome; the focus, however, will be on the foundations of quantum mechanics. The workshop takes place 20-24 March 2023 at the TU Dresden and will be part of the Annual Meeting of the DPG (https://smuk23.dpg-tagungen.de/index.html?set_language=en).
The following Invited Speakers have confirmed speakers thus far:
Emily Adlam (Western University)
Michael Cuffaro (LMU Munich)
Paul Näger (WMU Münster)
Alyssa Ney (UC Davis)
If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of about 200 words by 13 January 2023
(ignore the stated 1 December 2022 abstract submission deadline on the website), using the online-form at https://www.dpg-tagung.de/smuk23/submission.html?language=en.
As conference fees are not trivial (https://smuk23.dpg-tagungen.de/registrierung/tagungsgebuehren), speakers who have difficulties paying the conference fees should contact us about possible travel grants.
We look forward to seeing you in Dresden!
Balzan PhD position in "Historical and philosophical aspects of solving the two-body problem in General Relativity"
Starting September 2023. For further information see here.
See www.gravconstant.net/events.html for details.
We wish two of our PostDocs well, now they're embarking upon the next steps in their career. Martin King is starting with a DFG Eigene Stelle project—Deep Learning in Particle Physics: A Philosophical Analysis—at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU). Niels Martens is now a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Utrecht (Freudenthal Institute & Descartes Center) with a project on the philosophy of dark energy, and will be a PostDoc at Harvard's Black Hole Initiative from Sept 2023, working on the philosophy of black holes and the social epistemology & governance structure of the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. He will remain an associate member of the Lichtenberg Group in light of the Bonn/St. Andrews Network "The Gravitational Constant 1890-1915 – From the Local to the Universal".
The website for the new Gravitational Constant Network between the University of St. Andrews and the University of Bonn is now online: gravconstant.net.
Image Credit for the Header: ESA/Hubble
Image in Main text: Dijedona Dani
Image in Main text: Dijedona Dani