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Doctoral position in philosophy of mathematical physics

Bourse de thèse en philosophie de la physique mathématique

European Research Council (ERC) Project

Projet ERC philosophie de la gravitation quantique canonique

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Published on Friday, May 17, 2013 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

The European Research Council (ERC) project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity announces a 3-year 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.

Announcement

Job profile

The European Research Council (ERC) project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity announces a 3-year 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.

Eligibility requirements

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

Conditions of employment

  • Scientific environement: Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France.
  • Starting Date: October-November 2013.
  • Approximate net pay: 1400 Euros per month.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit a dossier 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. For further information, please contact GabrielCatren: gabrielcatren@gmail.com. The dossier must be addressed to the following electronic address: gabrielcatren@gmail.com.

Application deadline: 30 of June, 2013

Places

  • Université Paris Diderot, Laboratoire SPHere, bâtiment Condorcet - 4, rue Elsa Morante
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, June 30, 2013

Keywords

  • philosophie de la physique mathématique, physique théorique, géométrie symplectique, théorie des systèmes hamiltoniens sous contraintes, gravitation quantique canonique, philosophy of mathematical physics, philosophy of spacetime and gravitational

Contact(s)

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

Information source

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

To cite this announcement

« Doctoral position in philosophy of mathematical physics », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Friday, May 17, 2013, https://calenda.org/248395

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