2020 Du Chatelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics: "Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890"
The Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics is awarded for previously unpublished work in philosophy of physics by a graduate student or junior scholar. The prize celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics, and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically.
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Du Châtelet Prize. The topic for this year's prize is 'Mathematics as a tool of conceptual innovation in physical theory and/or experiment, 1780-1890'. The winner will receive $1000, an invitation to participate in a workshop to be held at Duke University, and an invitation to have their paper considered for publication in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. The prize is open to graduate students and to scholars within 5 years of PhD. Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words.