Call for Application: The Computational Turn. Simulation in Science

Vienna, July 6-17, 2015

A two week course on the perspectives and problems of computational methods that now play a central role in many areas of science and engineering ranging from astrophysics through the social sciences to the design and production of artifacts.

The main Lecturers:

  • Rainer Hegselmann – Rainer Hegselmann is professor of philosophy at the University of Bayreuth. Website
  • Paul Humphreys – Paul Humphreys is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia and was a founding member of its cognitive science program. Further information can be found on his website.
  • Margaret Morrison – Margaret Morrison is professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Cost of the program: EUR 880,00
Lodging in student dormitories is available at approximately EUR 400-450 for the whole duration of the course.

Applicants should submit:

  • A short educational curriculum vitae
  • A list of most recent courses and grades or a copy of your diplomas
  • A one-page statement (in English), briefly outlining your previous work and your reason for attending the USS-SWC
  • A (sealed) letter of recommendation from your professor, including some comment on your previous work. This letter may also be sent directly by your professor.
  • A passport photo
  • Please make sure that all documents arrive in time because we can process only complete applications.

Please send the application form, available on our web site http://www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC, in advance.

To participate mastering English on a high level is required. For non English native speakers with certificate.

Application deadline: January 31, 2015 (Later applications may be considered if space is still available.)

A letter of admission together with a detailed syllabus will reach successful applicants by mid-February, 2015.

The administration of USS-SWC at the University of Vienna can assist the candidates admitted in applying for funds and in the accreditation of the course, but unfortunately, cannot offer financial assistance. However, for a few gifted applicants who can demonstrate that, despite serious documented efforts, they have not been able to obtain any financial support, in particular due to economic difficulties in their own country, a tuition waiver grant, awarded by the Institute Vienna Circle and the University of Vienna, will be provided.

Applications:
http://www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC/application.htm

or via regular mail to

Professor Friedrich Stadler, Institute Vienna Circle
University Campus, Spitalgasse 2–4, Hof 1, Eingang 1.13
A-1090 Vienna, Austria

For further inquiries, please send email to friedrich.stadler@univie.ac.at or consult the IVC’s Web site www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC