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  • Katherine Brading

Inaugural Du Châtelet Prize winner

Congratulations to Adwait Parker, winner of the 2019 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics. Adwait receives this award for his paper “Newton on Active and Passive Quantities of Matter”, and he will give his prize lecture at Duke University on April 4th at 4:30pm, as part of a workshop. This workshop is free and open to all. For more information about the winner, the prize, and the workshop see here and here.

The inaugural Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics — supported by Duke University in collaboration with Studies in History and Philosophy of Science — recognizes a graduate student or recent Ph.D. for their previously unpublished work in philosophy of physics. This year, applicants were asked to address the topic: “How the parts of matter act on one another, as that issue stood at any time in the period 1680-1780.”

I would like to thank all the applicants for their submissions, and the committee for their hard work in the difficult task of choosing a winner. And finally: congratulations to Adwait for the creativity and excellence of scholarship on display in his prize-winning paper. He has set a high bar for future winners!

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