We also encourage individuals interested in active participation---which typically involves asking questions after the talk---to join the hangout. Otherwise you can watch on the livestream. Details follow.
Over the past few decades, philosophers of physics and others have made important contributions to the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physical theories by critically analyzing how the mathematical structures of such theories inform central philosophical concerns, and in some cases by proving new theorems of high philosophical interest. This conference aims to bring together physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers of physics working on such technical issues. The venue is April 4, 2013 at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh.
This conference will consider topics across the entire spectrum of foundational and philosophical approaches to physical theory. Whilst there will be a particular focus upon the analysis of specific physical theories (e.g. classical and quantum theories of spacetime, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, statistical physics), also invited are submissions on methodological questions, experimental practices, and the study of philosophically interesting episodes from the history of physics.
The Institute of Theoretical Physics invites applications for a position as a Research Assistant (EntgGr. (Salary Group) 13 TV-L) to be appointed as soon as possible. The position is limited to three years.
== Responsibilities and duties ==
This position is part of an ERC project aimed at applying quantum information theory techniques to quantum field theory and is therefore limited to three years. The objective of the project is to develop new theoretical and numerical tools to study quantum field theory.