Graduate Assessment Officer
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
Academic history (CV - lebenslauf)
Publications (CV - Aufsätze)
- Dr. Phil., Bielefeld, 2003
- M. Sc., Vienna, 1995
- Philosophy and History of Physics and Applied Mathematics
- Epistemology of Elementary Particle Physics
- History of Philosophy of Science
- Models and Ceteris Paribus Laws
- Patterns of Formal Teleology
Regularly Taught Courses
- Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Space and Time
- Engineering Ethics
- Senior Seminar
- Science and Pseudoscience
- “Hilbert’s Axiomatic Method and Carnap’s General Axiomatics”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 53 (2015), 12-22. 17.
- "The Variety of Explanations in the Higgs Sector“, Synthese 194 (2017): 433-460.
- "The Least Action Principle as the Logical Empiricist's Shibboleth", Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 34 (2003), 285-318.
- "On Optimism and Opportunism in Applied Mathematics", Erkenntnis 60 (2004), 121-145.
- "Feynman Diagrams: Modeling between Physics and Mathematics", Perspectives on Science 26 (2018): 482-500.
- (with Peter Mättig) „Model choice and crucial tests. On the empirical epistemology of the Higgs discovery“, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 65 (2019): 73-96.
- (with Peter Mättig) “Searching for Signatures,” Philosophy of Science 87 (2020): 1246-1256.
- “Scientific World Conception on Stage: The Prague Meeting of the German Physicists and Mathematicians”, in Radek Schuster (ed.), The Vienna Circle in Czechoslovakia (Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook), Dordrecht: Springer, 2020, pp. 73-95.
- “Narratives Divided: The German and the Austrian Mach”, in J. Preston (ed.), Interpreting Ernst Mach: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2021.
- The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - An international collaboration sponsored by the German and Austrian Research Funds
- The Renaissance of Mathematical Physics in the 1950s and 1960s (Research supported by an ASPIRE and a CAS grant)