PhD/Doctoral position within the Research Unit “The Epistemology of the LHC” in Aachen (GER), Bonn (GER), Karlsruhe (GER), Klagenfurt (AUT), Wuppertal (GER) (EXPIRED)
Research Unit “The Epistemology of the LHC”, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
|Job category||Graduate fellowship / Fixed term|
|AOS||Philosophy of Science, History of Science, Social Studies of Science, and Physics|
|AOC||Epistemology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science|
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|Location||Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Start date||May 1st 2020|
2 Postdoctoral and 5 Doctoral positions
in the fields of philosophy of science, history of science,
Established in 2016, the Research Unit has forged a unique cooperation between physicists, philosophers, historians, and social scientists. Its aim is to collectively investigate the epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. With its six individual projects cooperating closely and its teams located at universities across Germany and Austria, the Research Unit covers a broad variety of issues concerning the forefront of research on experimental and theoretical physics at one of the largest scientific facilities worldwide. It addresses key questions in philosophy, history, and the social sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Project (A1) “The formation and development of the concept of virtual particles”:
Project (A2) “The hierarchy, fine tuning, and naturalness problem from a philosophical perspective”:
Project (A3) “LHC and gravity”:
Project (B1) “The impact of computer simulations and machine learning on the epistemic status of LHC data”:
Project (B2) “Model building and dynamics”:
Project (B3) “Producing novelty and securing credibility in LHC experiments”:
Each project is directed jointly by a principal investigator from physics and investigators from the philosophy of science, history of science, or social studies of science (STS).
We are looking for candidates from the aforementioned fields who are interested in engaging in interdisciplinary work and who have experience in one or more of the relevant fields of expertise. We are committed to diversity and equal opportunity, and would like to encourage applications from scholars who would diversify the Research Unit, and the academic community more generally.
Positions are funded for three years and will typically start on May 1, 2020.
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2020.
Descriptions of the individual projects can be found at
Please send applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications should include a letter of motivation with a ranked list of the project(s) (A1-A3, B1-B3) applied for, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and presentations, copies of your degree certificates, and the names and addresses of referees (two for the postdoctoral positions and one for the doctoral positions) who can be contacted directly.
|How to apply|
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||January 31, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||http://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de|
|Contact name||Gregor Schiemann|
|Contact phone||+49 202 - 439 - 2793|
|Time created||December 31, 2019, 12:54pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||January 31, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Expired on||February 2, 2020, 12:46am CET|
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