Biographical Information

meI am a PostDoc in the project The Impact of Computer Simulations on the Epistemic Status of LHC Data of the DFG/FWF research unit The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider, an international collaboration between physicists, philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science. For the time being, I have not just one but four bosses: Rafaela Hillerbrand, Michael Krämer, Gregor Schiemann, and Christian Zeitnitz.

My office space is in the facilities of the IZWT at BU Wuppertal, which was also responsible for handling my funding for the past 1.5 years. Currently, I am affiliated with the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology at RWTH Aachen.

I graduated from my PhD (Dr. Phil.) study in philosophy at the University of Cologne in 2017 (supervisors: Andreas Hüttemann and Claus Kiefer). My BA/MA study in philosophy and linguistics was concluded in 2012 at Düsseldorf University. In 2016 I also finished a BSc in Physics (University of Cologne).

I have formerly been employed in various academic positions, teaching and otherwise, and since 2014 I am second editor for “Laws of Nature” on with Markus Schrenk (Düsseldorf University) as main editor.

So far my primary research focus has been on the interpretation of quantum mechanics, more specifically on epistemic interpretations. I am also interested in bordering questions of scientific and metaphysical realism, causation, and of epistemology and metaphysics in a scientific context in general. I have done some work on trope theory (MA thesis; supervisors: Gerhard Schurz and Gottfried Vosgerau; cf. also the papers section) and on philosophical skepticism (BA thesis; supervisors: Gerhard Schurz and Markus Werning), as well as various subjects from logic and the philosophy of science. My BSc in physics was concerned with probabilities in the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics.

You can find a more detailed CV here.