by 1st of April 2022

Organized by ERC Project PROTEUS – Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) –  (Grant agreement No. 758145)

The conference gathers outstanding scholars in Cosmology, Philosophy of Physics, History of Ancient and Early-Modern Astronomy and Archeoastronomy with the aim to generate a multidisciplinary debate and to give the opportunity to PhD students and early-career postdocs to interact with senior and excellent scholars in their respective fields.


Invited speakers

Christopher Smeenk

Lee Smolin

Alexander Vilenkin

Martin Bojowald

Barbara Sattler

Michela Massimi

Susan Milbrath

Niccolo Guicciardini

Miguel Angel Granada

David W. Pankenier


The Call for Participation is now open.

There will be invited lectures in the morning and in the afternoon sessions PROTEUS research team members will lead the discussion of 3 subgroups in History and Philosophy of Ancient Cosmology, History and Philosophy of Early Modern Cosmology, History and Philosophy of Modern Cosmology, respectively. Subgroups are formed by early-career postdocs and PhD students from different disciplines and fields and will be carefully selected. The subgroups will meet each afternoon during the conference week and will comment and discuss literature previously sent to the participants. Each group will finally offer a short presentation of the “results” of the discussion on the last day of the conference.

Accommodation and travel reimbursement will be offered to the selected participants.

Those interested in applying should send a Cover Letter, a CV and a reference letter to by 1st of April 2022.