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Call for a PhD position: ERC Project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity

Bourse de thèse : projet ERC philosophie de la gravitation quantique canonique

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Published on Monday, May 13, 2013 by Élodie Faath

Summary

The European Research Council (ERC) project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity announces a three-years PhD position. The profile of the searched candidate is that of a candidate with a strong background in mathematical physics interested in the conceptual and mathematical foundations of theoretical physics. The chosen candidate is expected to work on one of the following areas: Philosophy of spacetime and gravitational theories ; Philosophy of quantum mechanics in the light of symplectic geometry, geometric quantization and the theory of constrained Hamiltonian systems ; Philosophy of quantum gravity.

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The European Research Council (ERC) project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravityannounces a three-years PhD position. The profile of the searched candidate is that of a candidate with a strong background in mathematical physics interested in the conceptual and mathematical foundations of theoretical physics. The chosen candidate is expected to work on one of the following areas:

  • Philosophy of spacetime and gravitational theories.
  • Philosophy of quantum mechanics in the light of symplectic geometry, geometric quantization and the theory of constrained Hamiltonian systems.
  • Philosophy of quantum gravity.

Scientific environment: Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France

Starting Date: October 2013.

Eligibility requirements: Eligible candidates must hold a university degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in philosophy, physics or mathematics by July 31st, 2013.

Aproximative net pay: 1400 Euros per month.

Principal Investigator : Gabriel Catren

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit application by email (in English or French) including:

  • a cover letter explaining the candidate’s research interests and her/his skills for contributing to an interdisciplinary project at the intersection between philosophy, physics, and mathematics;
  • a curriculum vitae including a publication list;
  • university certification of the last candidates’ degree;
  • sample of relevant writings, published or not;
  • the names and electronic addresses of two knowledgeable scholars who could provide a recommendation letter if necessary.

Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

Application must be sent by email to: gabrielcatren[ at ]gmail.com.

Application deadline: 30 of June, 2013.

Places

  • Laboratoire SPHERE, UMR 7219, université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Condorcet - 4 rue Elsa Morante
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, June 30, 2013

Keywords

  • Philosophy of spacetime and gravitational theories, Philosophy of quantum mechanics symplectic geometry geometric quantization, theory of constrained Hamiltonian systems, foundations of theoretical physics, Philosophy of quantum gravity

Contact(s)

  • Gabriel Catren
    courriel : erc [dot] philoquantumgravity [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Nadine Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Call for a PhD position: ERC Project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 13, 2013, https://calenda.org/247283

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