We bid farewell to our Visiting Fellows Mark Olson and Emanuele Serrelli, and welcome our new Visiting Fellows for Semester 1, 2013, Ted McCormick (Concordia University) and Patrick Forber (Tufts University).
The SCFS was very successful in the latest round of ARC funding. Congratulations to all our researchers.
ARC Laureate Fellowship (2011–2016) awarded to
Prof Warwick Anderson for the project Southern Racial Conceptions: Comparative Histories and Contemporary Legacies
ARC Future Fellowships (2011–2015) awarded to
Prof Mark Colyvan for the project Mathematical Explanation
Dr Ivan Crozier (currently at the University of Edinburgh) for the project Culture-bound Syndromes, Koro, and the Emergence of 'Cosmopolitan' Psychiatry
ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards (2012–2014) to
Dr Victor Boantza for the project The Making of the Modern Chemist: Struggles within Enlightenment Science
Dr Eric Cavalcanti (currently at Griffith University) for the project The Structure of Nonclassicality and the Foundations of Quantum Theory
ARC Discovery Grants (2012–2014):
Prof Warwick Anderson (with Ian MacKay)
Disease and the Modern Self: Becoming Autoimmune
Prof Mark Colyvan
Mathematical Notation: A Philosophical Account
Dr Dominic Murphy
The Structure and Function of Self-representation
This all adds up to a grand total of just over $4.7 million ($4,754,899) from the various ARC schemes in the last few months. This figure increases to over $6 million with Huw Price, Kristie Miller, Dean Rickles and Alex Holcombe being awarded a Templeton Grant for their project New Agendas for the Study of Time: Connecting the Disciplines. The award will be worth a little over 1.5 million over three years. It will enable the project to advertise four full time research positions at USYD in the Centre for TIme, a small grants program, and three major international conferences in Sydney, Cambridge and Capetown.
The 5th Sydney-Tilburg conference on the philosophy of science is being held at our sister institution in 2012. Please click here for further information on the conference. The theme is "The Progress of Science."
Congratulations to Warwick Anderson, who received a highly competitive Laureate Fellowship from the ARC. Click here to see a USyd news story on Warwick's Fellowship project.
Click here to watch the SlowTV recording of roundtable discussion on the question, "Is science just another voice in the policy debate?" This public event opened our recent "Authority of Science" conference, 8-10 April 2011.