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About wuthrich

I am a philosopher of physics at the University of Geneva.

Crowther and Lam videos posted

The videos of the December talks in Geneva by Karen Crowther and Vincent Lam have just been posted to our YouTube channel. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VhTJBl6Mpmfjj5q832rjg to find them! We apologize for the poor sound quality in the Crowther video.

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2017-18 Essay Prize Winners

We’re very happy to announce our two prize winners of the 2017-18 essay prize. As always, the papers are being made available on the philsci archive.

Adam Koberinski (Western): Problems with the cosmological constant problem
David Wallace (Southern California): Why black hole information loss is paradoxical

Congratulations!

Call for Applications: Junior Visiting Fellowship to visit 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’.

Continue reading Call for Applications: Junior Visiting Fellowship to visit Geneva

Speakers this Fall at UIC and Geneva announced

We have put together the program with talks at UIC and Geneva this fall semester. More details, including titles and abstracts for the talks, will follow shortly and will be updated, as always, on the speaker page, where you will also find more information:

https://beyondspacetime.net/space-and-time-after-quantum-gravity/speakers/

Looking forward to seeing many of you there. For those who will have to miss the talks, we will make the videos available as soon as they are ready!

New predocs at Geneva

The Geneva Center welcomes our two new predoctoral fellows, who have started earlier this week: Radin Dardashti, who is completing his PhD at the LMU Munich, and Juliusz Doboszewski, who is working on his PhD at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow. Both of them will participate in the various activities of the Templeton-funded project Space and Time After Quantum Gravity and will also give talks during spring semester. Watch this space for more on their activities!

Postdoc at Geneva

Call for Applications:
POSTDOC POSITION in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY
University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position, starting 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. A start after 1 September 2016 would shorten the postdoc to less than two years; an earlier start may be possible. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Space and Time after Quantum Gravity’. Continue reading Postdoc at Geneva

Live streaming planned for tomorrow

UPDATE: Please find the slides at http://bit.ly/1PziqTv.

We plan to livestream tomorrow’s talk at Geneva by Michael Esfeld at 16:15 (CEST). To watch it, please go to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VhTJBl6Mpmfjj5q832rjg and then find the livestream under the tiny ‘All Activities’ button above the list of videos.

As we still are just getting our feet wet with livestreaming, it comes with no warranties, and definitely no technical support (if you have something to say to help us, please let us know after the talk!). Apologies for any frustration you encounter.

If it works, then if you email questions for the speaker to our gmail (beyondspacetimeseminar), we will try to ask them of the speaker.

Hope you can make it. Look under the project tab above for more information on the talk itself.