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Summer School on History of Space

By Wuthrich

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences has organized a Summer School on The History of Space in Mathematics and Physics. The Summer School will be held in Leipzig from Monday, June 29th, to Saturday, July 4th, 2020. The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the notion of space, and will feature lectures by Michael Friedman (Stanford), Robert Di Salle (Western University), Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund), Jeffrey Weeks (Geometry Games), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS), and Vincenzo De Risi. The School will be opened by an inaugural lecture by astrophysicist Richard Ellis (University College London).
All the lectures and discussions of the School will be in English, and the applicants are requested to be able to explain their views in this language.

The call for application is now open! The deadline for applications is March 2nd.

The School is open to (1) PhD students writing a dissertation in any field related to the notion of a physical or mathematical space, as well as to (2) Master Students in their final years who have a strong interest in the discipline, and (3) post-doctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD since no more than five years and whose main field of research are the theory and history of space (in mathematics, physics, philosophy).

The organizers of the School will take care of the accommodation of all the participants in Leipzig, of the morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks as well as lunches during the days of the School. Limited funds are available to cover the travel expenses to Leipzig from abroad.

For further information, and to apply to the School, please follow this link:

Please feel free to disseminate this announce as widely as possible among friends, colleagues and students in mathematics, physics, philosophy, or history of science, that may be interested to come.

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