Biographical Information

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meNewI’m currently the postdoc of the project The Impact of Computer Simulations and Machine Learning on the Epistemic Status of LHC Data. This is one of six projects 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 three bosses: Rafaela Hillerbrand, Gregor Schiemann, and Christian Zeitnitz.

My office space is in the facilities of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at BU Wuppertal. I was also formally affiliated with the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology at RWTH Aachen for 1.5 years, while Michael Krämer was still a principal investigator of our project.

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) with a thesis on probabilities in the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics, which I had started in parallel to my PhD study in Cologne in 2013.

I have been employed in various academic positions, teaching and otherwise. Since 2014, I have been the second editor for “Laws of Nature” on philpapers.org, with Markus Schrenk (Düsseldorf University) being the main editor. In addition, I can claim some international experience from two stays abroad: one in 2016, where I was at Oxford University on a DAAD grant, as a recognised (=visiting PhD) student in Philosophy of Physics and as a visitor to (the physics part of) “The Metaphysics of Entanglement“; and one in 2018, where I was invited to the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) by Chris Fuchs, in order to participate in a project on QBism and Metaphysics.

In my undergraduate studies, I have also 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, epistemology, and the philosophy of science.